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22) Because the carpal boss is a bony prominence, there are no reports of spontaneous remission.
Lorea found the malalignment test positive in all 32 patients with a surgically confirmed carpal boss but only when utilizing the third digit.
Though an acute os styloideum appeared on the routine wrist imaging series seen in Figure A, radiographic imaging of the carpal boss is difficult due to superimposition of structures on a standard wrist series.