history (wrist joint)

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The history of the wrist joint should cover the following areas:

Pain:

  • often well localised in the wrist indicating particular disorders

Stiffness:

  • may be noticed only when severe

Swelling:

  • either of the joint or tendon sheaths

Deformity:

  • except in trauma, this is usually a late symptom

Last reviewed 01/2018

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