The following wrist x-rays are from a 30 year old man who has presented after a FOOSH injury to his wrist. What can you see?[peekaboo_link name=”Answer”]Answer[/peekaboo_link] [peekaboo_content name=”Answer”]
The AP view of the wrist shows a screw placed in the scaphoid (scaphoid fracture from previous injury). But the carpal bones appear quite crowded as they should normally have a distance of 1-2 mm between them.
The lateral view shows a peri lunate dislocation. The capitate with its distal bony attachments is lying posterior to the lunate.
Thanks to John Larkin for the images.[/peekaboo_content]