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Differentiating common causes of radial wrist pain

Shuaib, Waqas MD; Mohiuddin, Zia; Swain, Freddie R. MD; Khosa, Faisal MD

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: September 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 9 - p 34–36
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000451875.71319.17
Case Report

ABSTRACT: Radial wrist pain is a common patient complaint with a broad differential. Because treatment and prognosis differ, determining the underlying cause is key. This article reviews a case of intersection syndrome and compares it to other causes of radial wrist pain.

Waqas Shuaib is a senior research associate in the radiology department at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Zia Mohiuddin is a student intern at Emory Orthopedics & Spine Center and a student in the Emory University PA program, both in Atlanta. Freddie R. Swain and Faisal Khosa are assistant professors in the emergency radiology department at Emory University Hospital. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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