Written by Clay Smith
Examining the hand and wrist is challenging. Watch this video on NEJM to learn proper techniques and how to diagnose 9 common hand/wrist problems.
Why does this matter?
Do you know Durkan’s test for carpal tunnel? Do you know the difference between DeQuervain’s and Dupuytren’s? Can you tell a laceration of the flexor digitorum superficialis tendon from a flexor digitorum profundus tendon? Can you clinically diagnose a scapholunate ligament tear? If the answer is yes, then wow - how do you know all this stuff? If no, you will benefit from this brief video.
I’ve got to hand it to them…
Watching this, you will learn basic surface anatomy, the hand and wrist exam, and nine clinical conditions involving the hand and wrist.
Watch now on NEJM. If you create a free account with NEJM, you can access three full text articles a month for free. This is a pretty good one.
Examination of the Hand and Wrist. N Engl J Med. 2019 Mar 21;380(12):e15. doi: 10.1056/NEJMvcm1407111. Video link: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMvcm1407111
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