Wrist injury

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


A young snowboarder injures his right wrist.

Patient Data

Age: adolescent
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

No acute osseous injury seen a day after the injury. Note the obliteration of the scaphoid fat pad.

PA view right wrist 8 days later.

Modality: X-ray

Scaphoid fracture in good position.

Case Discussion

With a high clinical suspicion for a scaphoid fracture, repeat imaging is mandatory.

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Case Information

rID: 21971
Case created: 2nd Mar 2013
Last edited: 29th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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