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Immobilisation of suspected scaphoid fractures
  1. Kathryn Gow,
  2. Rob Williams
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL

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    Report by Kathryn Gow, Medical Student Search checked by Rob Williams, Clinical Fellow

    Clinical scenario

    A 25 year old man attends the emergency department with a one day old wrist injury caused by falling onto his outstretched hand. He is tender in his anatomical snuff box and also on longitudinal thumb compression, but he is in very little pain on normal everyday movements. You send him for a scaphoid series of x rays …

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