FRACS Orthopaedic Exams


A 41-year-old woman experienced progressive discomfort of the right arm, the lower back, and the pelvis during the second trimester of pregnancy. Ovulation had been pharmacologically induced, but the pregnancy had been obstetrically uncomplicated otherwise. The symptoms in the right arm acutely worsened at twenty-eight weeks of gestation when the patient reached to grab a falling object.

Plain radiographs of the right arm and forearm were made.


1. What is her diagnosis?

2. How would you treat this lady?

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