Hand & Wrist Exam
 

Skin Inspection

 
 
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Overview

    • Look For

    • Rashes - comment on colour, morphology, size, distribution, symmetry and any secondary changes.
    • Scars - indicative of past trauma or surgery.
    • Erythema - unilateral, bilateral, localised or diffuse.May be due to rash, cellulitis, septic arthritis or tenosynovitis
    • Tip

    • Muscle wasting and shiny skin with reddish discolouration is a very specific for reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
Last updated on January 1st, 2017
 
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