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A closer look at hand and wrist complaints

Zychowicz, Michael E. DNP, FAANP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000426411.47229.f8

Hand or wrist pain is a common complaint in primary care. This pain can be very disabling and can signifi cantly impair a person's quality of life. With the appropriate clinical knowledge and skills, nurse practitioners can effectively evaluate, diagnose, and treat many of the common hand and wrist complaints seen in primary care.

Michael E. Zychowicz is an Associate Professor and Director of the MSN Program at Duke University's School of Nursing in Durham, N.C.

The author has disclosed that he has no financial relationships related to this article.

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