63. Intense Wrist Pain Following Trauma

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD3,4,5,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD3,6,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE7,8 and
  4. William J. Brady MD9,10,11
  1. Rex G. Mathew MD1,2

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch63

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Mathew, R. G. (2011) Intense Wrist Pain Following Trauma, 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.ch63

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

  4. 6

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

  5. 7

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

  6. 8

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

  7. 9

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

  8. 10

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

  9. 11

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emergency Medicine Clinical Operations, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 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 63, intense wrist pain - following trauma;
  • 21-year-old man, with complaints of left wrist pain - after a fall from a 5-foot ladder, onto his left hand;
  • examination, swelling and tenderness over wrist - examination limited, pain over dorsum of hand;
  • motor function, strong - and sensory and vascular examinations, otherwise normal;
  • wrist radiographs obtained;
  • the most likely injury being