Sports injuries of the wrist

Duretti T. Fufa, Charles A. Goldfarb

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Sports injuries involving the hand and wrist are common and, as a result, many different practitioners (athletic trainers, physical therapists, primary care physicians, general orthopedic surgeons) will encounter these injuries. In addition to thorough evaluation, an understanding of typical pathologies seen in the athlete enhances diagnosis and facilitates appropriate, expedient management. These injuries are complex because they can be either acute traumatic or repetitive in origin and often involve both the bony skeleton and soft tissues. This article provides a review of athletic injuries to the wrist with particular focus on physical evaluation and management of the most common and challenging fractures and soft tissue injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU)
  • Hamate hook fracture
  • Pisiform fracture
  • Scaphoid fracture
  • Scapholunate ligament tear
  • Sports injuries
  • Triangular fibrocartilaginous complex (TFCC) tear
  • Wrist


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