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Hand & Wrist Injuries in Athletes – Part 1

Hand & Wrist

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In part one of this two part series, Dr. Hervey Kimball discusses tendon injuries and common fractures of the hand and wrist. Diagnosis, physical assessments and treatment options will be reviewed.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed for physicians, fellows, residents, and other health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge base and expertise in sports medicine and the evaluation and treatment of hand and wrist injuries.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common sports injuries of the hand and wrist
  • Describe the diagnosis of hand and wrist injuries and physical assessments
  • Identify the benefits of surgical vs. non-surgical treatment for hand and wrist sports related injuries


Dr. Kimball has nothing to disclose, in regards to the existence of relevant financial interest(s) to ACCME-defined commercial interest(s), associated with this enduring material.

None of the other individuals in a position to control the content of this activity including planners and CME Committee members, faculty presenters, moderators/facilitators, panelists, and reviewers have any relevant financial relationships with an ACCME defined commercial interest to disclose.

Content Validation

The CME Department has reviewed the content associated with this activity to ensure it contains no commercial interests or material in which the speaker has declared a relevant financial relationship. Clinical recommendations are based on best available evidence and meet CME content validation expectations. This CME Activity has received no commercial support or other funding.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

New England Baptist Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

New England Baptist Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Diagnosis, Treatment, and Return to Play for Four Common Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist.
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Pulos N1, Kakar S2.
Hand and Wrist Injuries: Common Problems and Solutions.
Clin Sports Med. 2018 Apr;37(2):217-243.

Pulos N1, Kakar S2.
Sports-related wrist and hand injuries: a review.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2016 Sep 16;11(1):99.

Rettig AC1.
Athletic injuries of the wrist and hand. Part I: traumatic injuries of the wrist.
Am J Sports Med. 2003 Nov-Dec;31(6):1038-48.

Rettig AC1.
Athletic injuries of the wrist and hand: part II: overuse injuries of the wrist and traumatic injuries to the hand.
Am J Sports Med. 2004 Jan-Feb;32(1):262-73.

Release Date: 8/11/2016
Renewed: 8/1/2018; 9/1/2021
Expires: 9/1/2024

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