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Medical News & Perspectives
February 25, 1998

‘Golfer's Wrist' Can Be a Tough Break to Diagnose

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JAMA. 1998;279(8):571-572. doi:10.1001/jama.279.8.571-JMN0225-2-1

THE WRIST pain some golfers experience may be caused by a tiny stress fracture of the hamate bone of the wrist that does not show up on routine wrist x-rays. However, this injury of golfers that usually affects the nondominant hand can be diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), said John Francis Feller, MD, chief of musculoskeletal imaging at the Eisenhower Medical Center and clinical assistant professor of radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

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