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Technique guides are not considered high yield topics for orthopaedic standardized exams including ABOS, EBOT and RC.
A 67-year-old woman presents with chronic insidiously progressive right wrist pain. Her history is only significant for a remote fall onto her wrist 25 years prior. A radiograph of her affected wrist is shown in Figure A. After extensive discussion, she elects to undergo a salvage motion-sparing procedure that relies on the intact cartilage of the capitate head. During the dissection, the most volar-radial ligament is excised. What is her anticipated outcome?
Improved pain and increased range of motion by 3 months
Ulnar translocation of the carpus
Capitate avascular necrosis
Distal radio-ulnar joint instability
Progression of radio-styloid arthritis
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A 30-year-old female reports 5 months of wrist pain after a fall onto her wrist. A radiograph is shown in Figure A. If untreated, which of the following is least likely to occur during the natural progression of the disease process?
Radial styloid osteophyte