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Acute wrist pain
  1. Eryl A Davies,
  2. Anser Mahmood
  1. Emergency Care Centre, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan, Lancashire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eryl A Davies, Emergency Care Centre, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan, Lancashire WN1 2NN, UK; eryldavies{at}

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Clinical introduction

A 17-year-old rugby player presents to the emergency department with a 1-week history of persistent right wrist pain, swelling and paraesthesiae. He had fallen onto his outstretched right hand while on holiday. He is right-hand dominant and examination reveals oedema and diffuse tenderness of the right wrist with decreased range of movement. There is no neurovascular abnormality. X-rays of the right wrist are performed. The patient had sustained a scaphoid fracture.


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  • Competing interests None declared.

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