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A 32-year-old carpenter complains of progressively worsening wrist pain for the last 2 months. He denies any recent history of trauma to the wrist or hand. An MRI is obtained and a representative image is provided in Figure A. Which of the following surgical interventions is thought to be effective for this condition by inciting a local vascular healing response?
Ulnar shortening osteotomy
Distal radius core decompression
Proximal row carpectomy
Scapholunate ligament reconstruction
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A 37-year-old man has a 2-year history of increasing right wrist pain that is worse at night and aggravated by activity. He denies systemic symptoms, history of trauma, or recent weight loss. On physical exam he has tenderness over the dorsal radiocarpal joint. Radiographs of the right wrist are shown in Figure A. Which of the following imaging studies would be most sensitive for determining the stage of this patient's underlying condition?
CT scan of the wrist
Clenched fist AP radiograph of wrist
Bone scan of the wrist
Figures A through E depict various conditions affecting the pediatric hand and wrist. For which of the depicted conditions is temporary scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal pinning most indicated?
A 30-year-old female undergoes arthroscopy for a chronically painful right wrist that failed to improve with 4 months of immobilization and NSAIDS. Her clinical examination revealed point tenderness dorsally over the lunate but no tenderness elsewhere in the wrist. A picture from the procedure is shown in Figure A where 'R' identifies the distal radius, 'L' the lunate, and '*' represents a chondral flap. The articular surface of the lunate is stable to probing. A radiograph and MRI image of the patients wrist are shown in Figures B and C respectively. What is the most appropriate next step in treatment?
Continue Immobilization and NSAIDS
Radial shortening osteotomy
A 39-year-old male presents with longstanding right wrist pain. He has failed conservative measures including prolonged immobilization. His radiographs and MRI are seen in figures A and B. Which of the following options is an accepted treatment option?
Radius core decompression
Arthroscopic lunate chondroplasty and debridement