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Wrist pain

  • Common ddx

    • carpal tunnel, sprain, tendinopathy, tenosynovitis, arthritis
  • Serious ddx

    • fracture, dislocation
  • Labs

    • xray if suspect fracture of dislocation
  • Ulnar wrist pain ddx

    • extensor carpi ulnaris tendinopathy, triangular fibrocartilage complex injury
  • Radial wrist pain ddx

    • scaphoid fracture, scapholunate instability, de Quervains, arthritis
  • Volar pain ddx

    • carpal tunnel, ulnar neuropathy
  • Dorsal pain ddx

    • ganglion cyst, carpal boss, Kienbock disease, intersection syndrome
  • HPI

    • onset
    • location
    • aggravates, alleviates
    • quality, quantity
  • ROS

    • paresthesia, muscle weakness
    • repetitive wrist motion
    • trauma
  • PMH

    • thyroid disease
  • FH

  • SH

    • occupation involving repetitive wrist motion
  • Meds, allergies

  • Px

    • vitals
    • inspection
    • palpation
    • ROM
    • strength, sensation, reflex

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