[Wrist pain]

Rev Med Suisse. 2006 Dec 20;2(92):2919-23.
[Article in French]


Acute or chronic wrist pain is a relatively frequent complaint that may involve all age groups. The pain may be of osseous, articular, periarticular, neurologic, vascular origin, or be referred from the cervical spine, shoulder or elbow. The diagnosis should be oriented by a precise history and clinical examination. More specialised exams will be required according to clinical findings. Psychosocial and environmental influences need to be taken into consideration.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Joint Diseases / etiology
  • Pain / diagnosis*
  • Pain / etiology
  • Wrist Joint*
  • Wrist*