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The Wall

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

A 26 year old male without significant medical history presents to the ED with left hand pain. Patient states that he was in an argument and punched a wall in frustration. 

Image 1. AP/Lateral views of left hand, image courtesy of Ortho EM Pearls Image Bank


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