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A 32-year-old professional baseball player presents with wrist pain after a fall on his outstretched wrist 10 days ago. He initially thought it was a sprain, but presents due to continued pain worsened by push-ups. His physical exam shows dorsal wrist tenderness and is positive for the provocative test shown in Figure V. Standard PA radiograph of the wrist is normal. Which of the following radiographic views shown in Figures A to E would be most helpful in establishing the diagnosis?
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A 28-year-old woman fell on her right wrist while rollerblading 6 days ago. She was seen in the emergency department at the time of injury and was told she had a sprain. Examination now reveals dorsal tenderness in the proximal wrist but no snuffbox or ulnar tenderness. Standard wrist radiographs are normal. What is the next most appropriate step in management?
Arthroscopy of the wrist
CT of the wrist
Bilateral PA clenched fist radiograph
Electromyography and nerve conduction velocity studies
AP and lateral radiographs of the forearm
A 40-year-old right-handed professional football player reports persistent right wrist pain after falling during a game 5 days ago. A radiograph is shown in Figure 21. Management should consist of
immobilization in a short arm thumb spica cast.
immobilization in a long arm thumb spica cast.
arthroscopic repair and percutaneous pinning.
open repair and percutaneous pinning.