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Wrist bone surgery. Close-up of a surgeon performing a trapeziumectomy on a patient's wrist. This is an operation to remove the trapezium bone from the wrist. The wrist is badly swollen, and the operation may be removing fragments of broken bone, or bone and joint material that has degenerated.
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