Dislocation or strain or sprain of joints or ligaments at wrist or hand level, unspecified, can be caused by a variety of factors, including direct trauma, such as a fall, or a strain/sprain from overuse or repetitive motion.
Diagnosis is typically made by a physical examination, along with a review of the patient’s medical history and symptoms. X-rays may be taken to confirm the diagnosis and determine the extent of the injury.
Differential diagnosis includes other wrist and hand injuries, such as fractures, tendonitis, and arthritis.
Treatment may include rest, immobilization, physical therapy, medications (such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and in some cases, surgery.
The prognosis for a dislocation or strain or sprain of joints or ligaments at wrist or hand level, unspecified, depends on the severity of the injury and the promptness of treatment. Generally, a full recovery is possible if the injury is treated promptly.