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Get a Grip

Author: Katherine Boehm, DO
Peer-Reviewer: Kareem Shahin, DO
Final Editor: Noopur Basu, MD

A 23 year-old male presents to the emergency department for right hand pain. He was downhill skiing when he got tangled in his poles and fell onto his outstretched hand. He has ongoing pain at the base of his thumb, aggravated by gripping objects. He denies numbness or tingling.

Image 1: AP plain film of the right hand. Case courtesy of Khalid Alhusseiny,, rID: 166597.



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