Board Review: Orthopedics

A 24 year old male presents to your emergency department with severe hand pain after a fall while snowboarding.  The patient states that he fell onto an outstretched left hand.  On exam the patient has dorsal radial wrist tenderness with decreased range of motion.  His XRAY is below.  What is the diagnosis? (scroll down for answer)


A) Scaphoid Fracture

B) Left Wrist Sprain

C) Lunate Dislocation 

D) Capitate Fracture

E) Monteggia Fracture 













The correct answer is (A) Scaphoid Fracture. 

For a quick review of scaphoid fractures click here