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Pain Management

Wrist popping

10/13/2009

Question:

I was in a car accident recently and ever since the accident my right wrist has had occasional pain and there has been a loud popping that accompanies it whenever I slightly rotate my wrist. What could possibly be wrong with it?

Answer:

It could be number of things, such as a cyst or possible dislocation. You may want to see an orthopedic/hand specialist.

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Response by:

Hammam  Akbik, MD, FIPP Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati