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Wrist bone surgery. Close-up of a surgeon closing up a surgical wound after performing a trapeziumectomy on a patient's wrist. This is an operation to remove the trapezium bone from the wrist. The wrist was badly swollen, and the operation may have removed fragments of broken bone, or bone and joint material that had degenerated.
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