22. Wrist “Sprain” in a Child

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD2,3,4,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD2,5,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE6,7 and
  4. William J. Brady MD8,9,10
  1. Jennifer S. Boyle PharmD, MD

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch22

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Boyle, J. S. (2011) Wrist “Sprain” in a Child, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 3

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 4

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 6

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 7

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  7. 8

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 9

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 10

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 22, wrist “Sprain” in a child;
  • case of 8-year-old boy, in emergency department - after having fallen onto his left arm;
  • complaints, of wrist pain - worsening with movement;
  • child, holding a painful - minimally swollen left wrist;
  • motor, sensory and vascular examination - normal, mild tenderness to palpation, over left lateral wrist;
  • management strategy, most appropriate for patient