FP Essentials™

Hand and Wrist Injuries

Edition #400 | September 2012

Cover: FP Essentials #400 Hand and Wrist Injuries

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  • Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the various treatments for ganglion cysts.
  • Explain the process for aspiration of a ganglion cyst on the dorsum of the wrist.
  • List 3 overuse injuries or conditions that have been associated with the use of handheld electronic devices.
  • Summarize the physical examination findings of trigger finger and de Quervain tenosynovitis.
  • List the 3 most common injuries that result from a FOOSH (fall on outstretched hand).
  • Describe management of a suspected scaphoid fracture when x-ray results are negative.
  • Identify the physical examination maneuver that is most supportive of a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Discuss when electromyography and nerve conduction studies are needed in the care of patients who have carpal tunnel syndrome.

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