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Pinned wrist fracture. X-ray of a patient's fractured wrist fixed with a metal pin. After realignment, the two parts of the broken scaphoid bone are being held together using a pin (white, upper centre). Movement of the wrist is being prevented by a K-wire (white rod) which has been inserted through the wrist. At left, the ends of two bones of the forearm, the radius and smaller ulna, are seen. At centre right, the small bones of the wrist (carpals) articulate with the bones of the palm (metacarpals).
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