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Carpal contusions in an elite platform diver.

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Berkoff, D; Boggess, B
Published in: BMJ Case Rep
March 1, 2011

Wrist and hand injuries are common in elite divers, as all correctly performed dives end with a head first entry into the water with the hands extended above the head. This case presentation was an Olympic level diver with 3 months of persistent dorsal wrist pain. MRI findings showed contiguous contusions to the lunate, capitate, hamate and distal radius and also a peripheral tear of the ulnar attachment of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). The repeated dorsiflexion stress of entry into the water likely caused these injuries. Although the authors had suspected a TFCC injury and did find an isolated ulnar-sided peripheral tear, the complicating carpal contusions led us to choose a conservative treatment plan, which was the only intervention the patient ultimately required.

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BMJ Case Rep

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EISSN

1757-790X

Publication Date

March 1, 2011

Volume

2011

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Radiography
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Diving
  • Contusions
  • Carpal Bones
  • Adolescent
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Berkoff, D., & Boggess, B. (2011). Carpal contusions in an elite platform diver. BMJ Case Rep, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr.01.2011.3691
Berkoff, David, and Blake Boggess. “Carpal contusions in an elite platform diver.BMJ Case Rep 2011 (March 1, 2011). https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr.01.2011.3691.
Berkoff D, Boggess B. Carpal contusions in an elite platform diver. BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Mar 1;2011.
Berkoff, David, and Blake Boggess. “Carpal contusions in an elite platform diver.BMJ Case Rep, vol. 2011, Mar. 2011. Pubmed, doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2011.3691.
Berkoff D, Boggess B. Carpal contusions in an elite platform diver. BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Mar 1;2011.

Published In

BMJ Case Rep

DOI

EISSN

1757-790X

Publication Date

March 1, 2011

Volume

2011

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Radiography
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Diving
  • Contusions
  • Carpal Bones
  • Adolescent
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences