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2020 May 02

Br J Hosp Med (Lond)



Assessing wrist pain: a simple guide.


Prasad G, Bhalli MJ
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2020 May 02; 81(5):1-7.
PMID: 32468936.


Wrist pain is a common presenting symptom, affecting any age group. Assessment of wrist pain can be very challenging for junior clinicians and non-specialists, especially in patients with a chronic condition. This article looks at the bony and neurovascular anatomy of the wrist joint and describes a simple guide to clinical assessment of wrist pathology, highlighting the awareness of red flag signs, which would warrant an immediate referral for secondary care input.