Signs
 

Wrist Swelling

Bookmark

Joint Swelling

    • Look For

    • Generalised swelling over one or both wrists. May be associated with redness, tenderness or warmth.
    • Causes of Joint Swelling

    • Trauma - fracture, muscle sprain or rupture, compartment syndrome
    • Musculoskeletal - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, gout, pseudogout, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, tenosynovitis
    • Skin / soft tissue infection - cellulitis, abscess, necrotizing fasciitis, gas gangrene
    • Vascular - acute ischaemia, DVT, superficial thrombophlebitis, venous insufficiency, lymphoedema
    • Systemic - heart failure, cirrhosis, nephrotic syndrome, malnutrition
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
Explore
   
 
Feedback