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A 45-year-old patient presents with recurrence of radial sided wrist pain after undergoing a first dorsal compartment release about 3 months ago. The surgery was completed by one of your partners; operative reports indicate that the sheath was incised on the dorsal edge. On physical exam she is found to have normal appearing skin, a negative Tinel’s sign, and a positive Finklestein test. What is the most likely cause of the recurrence of her symptoms?
Development of neuroma
Complex regional pain syndrome
Failure to decompress the EPB sub-sheath
Failure to decompress the EPL sub-sheath
Failure to decompress the APB sub-sheath
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A 31-year-old mother of a 2-month-old infant complains of radial sided wrist pain. Corticosteroid injections should be directed into what anatomic area?
First carpometacarpal joint
First dorsal compartment near the radial styloid
A1 pulley of thumb
At the crossing of the first and second dorsal compartments