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Wrist Fracture in Emergency Medicine Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Bryan C Hoynak, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
 
Updated: Feb 14, 2015
 
 
 
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Bryan C Hoynak, MD, FACEP, FAAEM Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California at Irvine School of Medicine; Director of Emergency Services, Chairman of Division of Emergency Medicine, Placentia-Linda Hospital

Bryan C Hoynak, MD, FACEP, FAAEM is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American Burn Association, American College of Surgeons, American Heart Association, American College of Emergency Physicians

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Laura Hopson, MD Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan

Laura Hopson, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

Chief Editor

Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH Chief of Emergency Medicine, Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System; Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

Michelle Ervin, MD Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Howard University Hospital

Michelle Ervin, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Medical Association, National Medical Association, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Lateral radiograph of the wrist illustrating volar dislocation of the lunate.
During a soccer game, a 12-year-old boy fractured his wrist when falling on an outstretched hand. The fracture was reduced with traction and splinting under moderate sedation. Good postreduction alignment was achieved.
 
 
 
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