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Left wrist pain and swelling after fall today, local examination: left wrist swelling and tenderness in the anatomic snuffbox with painful and restricted motions.
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X-ray shows a transverse fracture at the distal third of the left scaphoid bone.
Soft tissue swelling is noted.
Scaphoid fractures account for 70-80% of all carpal bone fractures.
Adolescents and young adults are most commonly affected