Hand, Finger, and Wrist Disorders

May 01, 2022 Issue
Jammed Finger in High School Football Player [Photo Quiz]

A 16-year-old football player presented after a game with pain and deformity of his left ring finger.

Sep 15, 2020 Issue
ACR Guideline for Managing Patients with Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hand, Knee, and Hip [POEMs]

This meta-analysis found no evidence that the monoclonal antibody denosumab reduces the risk of fracture more than bisphosphonates.

Feb 15, 2019 Issue
Acute Hand Infections [Article]

Any trauma to the hand, particularly a penetrating trauma, may introduce damaging pathogens. Superficial infections occur in the skin and subcutaneous tissues, whereas deep infections can involve the tendon sheaths, adjacent anatomic compartments, deep fascial planes, bursae, joint spaces, and bones. Learn which conditions can be managed conservatively, when antibiotics are indicated, and which patients should be considered for surgical management.

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.

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