Chapter 33. Wrist injuries

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Sandy L. Dong MD, MSc, FRCPC, DABEM Assistant Clinical Professor RCPS Assistant Program Director and
  2. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch33

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Dong, S. L. and Rowe, B. H. (2008) Wrist injuries, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch33

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • wrist injuries;
  • MEDLINE and EMBASE: (scaphoid bone OR carpal bones) and (radionucleotide imaging OR magnetic resonance imaging);
  • displaced wrist fractures and procedural sedation;
  • common wrist injuries seen in ED;
  • scaphoid injury investigated on scaphoid radiographs by musculoskeletal radiologist;
  • MEDLINE and EMBASE: scaphoid AND sensitivity AND specificity;
  • wrist arthroscopy, radiographs and computerized tomography (CT);
  • MRI to rule out scaphoid fracture;
  • patient-specific post-fracture advice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References