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Duodecim. 2012;128(4):408-12.

[Sore wrist].

[Article in Finnish]

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  • 1TAYS, käsikirugian klinikka.


A patient with a sore, stiff and swollen wrist should be referred to basic examination at the first consultation visit. Nontraumatic causes such as joint inflammation, tumors and avascular necrosis require urgent treatment. Symptomatic treatment and follow-up observation can be considered, if the anamnesis does not reveal anything indicative of severe joint disease or significant injury, and no clear-cut abnormalities are found in the wrist. Triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries and scaphoid/lunate ligament tear are the most common ligament injuries requiring surgical treatment.

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