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Management of Wrist Sprain by the General Practitioner

  • E. Camus
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Abstract

In case of emergency, wrist sprain diagnosis is often mentioned after a wrist trauma, without fracture or visible luxation on radios. It corresponds to the definition of a sprain for the public at large. A non-pathologic radio sometimes reassures the patient, more often the doctor, and the trauma is usually functionally treated by an elastic or rigid light contention, and even a mere antalgic. It is however necessary to remember that a real sprain corresponds to a trauma of wrist ligaments. Even if a benign sprain will heal without any sequela, the severity of this sprain can be sly. The emergency room doctor has the difficult task to avoid these traps.

Keywords

Clinical Exam Plaster Cast Wrist Motion Distal Radioulnar Joint Ligament Tear 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Kuo CE, Wolfe SW (2008) Scapholunate instability: current concepts in diagnosis and management. J Hand Surg 33A:998–1013Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag France 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hand Surgery UnitSELARL Chirurgie de la Main, Polyclinique du Val de SambreMaubeugeFrance

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