Junior call case 14
Whenever these is significant soft tissue swelling and you don’t see a fracture, double-check the “hot spots” for each body part.
triquetral fractures are only seen on the LATERAL view along the DORSAL
aspect of the carpal bones.
Try to include this location as part of your wrist search pattern, as you often won’t get any helpful “dorsal wrist pain” history.
Consider including the occult scaphoid fracture/anatomic snuffbox disclaimer, as the location of the pain may be similar.
Study description: DX WRIST 2V - RT