FRACS Orthopaedic Exams
ESSAY (30 min)
A right hand dominant female surgeon has injured her right thumb skiing earlier in the day. She consults you in the ski lodge later that evening. X‑rays are not available. There is swelling & tenderness over ulnar border of 1st MCP joint.
A. Discuss how you would examine the patient relating the possible abn findings to the anatomy of the affected region.
She wishes to stay at the mountain another week so her family can enjoy the holiday which has just started.
B. Give a detailed account of the Tx options & expected outcomes depending on the abnormal findings.