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The patient is a 55-year-old woman who presents with sudden-onset wrist pain in her right wrist. She reports that she is right-handed and played pickleball the day before onset, and that she is an avid bicyclist, but denies falling or experiencing any pain in the course of those activities. She says she “just woke up with it hurting.”

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55-year-old with sudden on-set wrist pain x-ray
A 55-Year-Old Female with Sudden-Onset Wrist Pain