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An unusual case of traumatic wrist swelling
  1. Martin Knight1,
  2. Michelle Bremmer-Walcott2,
  3. John Criddle3,
  4. Norma Timoney4
  1. 1Emergency Department, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  3. 3Children's Emergency Department, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  4. 4Department of Plastic Surgery, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Martin Knight, Emergency Department, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; martin.knight{at}gstt.nhs.uk

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A 15-year-old girl presented with a painful swelling of her left wrist. She had accidentally knocked her wrist on a banister at school 2 weeks previously and had noticed a swelling the following morning. A tender, 2 cm × 2 cm mass was palpable over the volar aspect of her wrist just proximal to the wrist crease (figure 1). Plain radiographs showed no acute bony injury; …

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