Imaging Case of the Week 91

The following wrist and distal forearm x-rays are from a 35 year old woman experiencing wrist pain/swelling following a fall on her outstretched hand. What can be seen?

right wrist and distal forearm AP

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Right wrist and distal forearm lateral

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  1. There also appears to be a scaphoid fracture on the AP view.

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    • Hi Belinda,

      Thank you for your query.

      The wrist film is not a true AP view. As a result, the scaphoid does appear foreshortened. But this patient did not have scaphoid tenderness and subsequent follow up images did not show any scaphoid injury.

      Prathibha

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