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2020 Nov-Dec

J Orthop


Nonspecific wrist pain in pediatric patients: A systematic review.


Bay COA, Willacy RA, Moses AR, Coleman TE, Wilson RH
J Orthop. 2020 Nov-Dec; 22:308-315.
PMID: 32647467.


Determining the cause of wrist pain is a challenge for clinicians due to the complex biomechanical characteristics of the multiple articulations which comprise the wrist, and the intricacies of the soft tissue supporting them. Patients presenting with wrist pain can be diagnosed by obtaining a detailed history, physical examination and radiographic images. For some patients, a diagnosis remains elusive even after a complete appropriate work up, and the pain may persist following conservative management. The aim of this systematic review was to analyze the effect that psychosocial factors have on the development chronic idiopathic wrist pain in children and adolescents.