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A 65-year-old man fell and injured his right wrist. Radiographs taken in the emergency room are seen in Figure A. He was treated as a sprain and no further follow-up was planned. He sustained 2 minor falls over the next 6 years and his wrist pain recurred. Recent radiographs are seen in Figure B. Surgical treatment that will best address his symptoms and preserve wrist motion consists of
Anterior and posterior interosseous neurectomy
Scaphotrapezialtrapezoidal (STT) fusion
Complete wrist arthrodesis
Proximal row carpectomy
Four-corner fusion with scaphoidectomy
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A 45-year-old male sustained a fall onto his right wrist 2 weeks ago. A radiograph is shown in figure A. What joint is first affected if left untreated with subsequent development of a SLAC (scapholunate advanced collapse) wrist?