ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Hand, Finger, and Wrist Disorders

May 15, 2017 Issue
Exophytic Digital Lesion [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with a papule on the dorsum of the left third finger with slight scaling


Apr 15, 2013 Issue
Evaluation and Diagnosis of Wrist Pain: A Case-Based Approach [Article]

Patients with wrist pain commonly present with an acute injury or spontaneous onset of pain without a definite traumatic event. A fall onto an outstretched hand can lead to a scaphoid fracture, which is the most commonly fractured carpal bone. Conventional radiography alone can miss up to 30 perce...


Apr 15, 2012 Issue
Common Finger Fractures and Dislocations [Article]

Finger fractures and dislocations are common injuries that are often managed by family physicians. A systematic physical examination is imperative to avoid complications and poor outcomes following these injuries. Radiography (commonly anteroposterior, true lateral, and oblique views) is required in...


May 1, 2009 Issue
Nerve Damage from Soft Tissue Injury to the Forearm [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jul 1, 2007 Issue
Dupuytren's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Dupuytren's disease is a progressive condition that causes the fibrous tissue of the palmar fascia to shorten and thicken. The disease is common in men older than 40 years; in persons of Northern European descent; and in persons who smoke, use alcohol, or have diabetes. Patients present with a small...


Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of drug, nondrug, and surgical treatment? What are the effects of postoperative treatment?


Dec 1, 2006 Issue
A Patient with Dyspnea and Swollen, Painful Wrists [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Acute Finger Injuries: Part I. Tendons and Ligaments [Article]

Improper diagnosis and treatment of finger injuries can cause deformity and dysfunction over time. A basic understanding of the complex anatomy of the finger and of common tendon and ligament injury mechanisms can help physicians properly diagnose and treat finger injuries. Evaluation includes a gen...


Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Acute Finger Injuries: Part II. Fractures, Dislocations, and Thumb Injuries [Article]

Family physicians can treat most finger fractures and dislocations, but when necessary, prompt referral to an orthopedic or hand surgeon is important to maximize future function. Examination includes radiography (oblique, anteroposterior, and true lateral views) and physical examination to detect fr...


Nov 1, 2005 Issue
A Clinical Approach to Diagnosing Wrist Pain [Article]

A detailed history alone may lead to a specific diagnosis in approximately 70 percent of patients who have wrist pain. Patients who present with spontaneous onset of wrist pain, who have a vague or distant history of trauma, or whose activities consist of repetitive loading could be suffering from a...


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