Ortho | Wrist fractures: easily missed?

Scaphoid fractures are a common wrist fracture causing symptoms like wrist pain and base of thumb swelling. However, diagnosis remains tricky — clinical signs can be vague and false negatives are common with imaging. What are the risks of missing this diagnosis, and what can we do to avoid messing up?

In this article we summarise learning points from one such case study

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