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Ligamentous injuries of the wrist

S W Meldon, S W Hargarten
Journal of Emergency Medicine 1995, 13 (2): 217-25
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Wrist injuries occur commonly. Significant wrist injuries such as perilunate dislocation and scapholunate dissociation may occur without carpal bone fracture. The emergency physician can recognize these ligamentous wrist injuries by noting abnormalities of the shapes, joint spaces, and alignments of the carpal bones. Early diagnosis allows for prompt referral and optimal outcome.

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