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Foosh There it is

Author: Michael Campbell, MD
Peer Reviewer and Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD, CAQ-SM

A 72 year old woman presents to the emergency department with right wrist pain and swelling. She states that she was crossing the street when she fell and attempted to brace herself with her right hand.

Image 1. Case courtesy of Ayush Goel,, rID:41322 


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