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wrist

 [rist]
the region of the joint between the hand and the forearm; it contains eight bones, called the carpal bones (see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices). The bones are arranged in two rows, whose joint surfaces glide upon each other in four directions; they join the bones of the forearm, the radius and ulna, as well as the bones of the hand, the metacarpals. They are bound together and protected by tough ligaments and capsules, the enveloping structures. The major arteries, nerves, veins, and tendons that serve the hand and fingers run across the wrist. Both the tendons and the joint are lined with synovial membrane. Called also carpus.
Bones of the wrist (carpal bones). A, Anterior view, right arm. B, Posterior view, right arm.

wrist

(rist), [TA]
The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts.
Synonym(s): carpus (1) [TA]
[A.S. wrist joint, ankle joint]

wrist

(rist) the region of the joint between the forearm and hand; the carpus.

wrist

(rĭst)
n.
a. The joint between the human hand and forearm.
b. A similar joint in other vertebrates.
c. See carpus.

wrist

WRIST

Cardiology A clinical trial–Washington Radiation for In-Stent restenosis Trial

wrist

See CLIP wrist, Golfer's wrist, SLAC wrist, Tennis wrist.

wrist

(rist) [TA]
The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts.
Synonym(s): carpus (1) [TA] .
[A.S. wrist joint, ankle joint]

wrist

The complex, many-boned joint between the hand and the arm. The eight wrist bones, or carpals, are arranged in two rows, the nearer row, which articulates with the forearm bones, containing the scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, and pisiform bones, and the farther row the trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and hamate. These are connected to the bones of the palm, the metacarpals. Many tendons, connecting forearm muscles to the fingers and thumb, run through the wrist. These pass under ligamentous straps (retinacula) which prevents them from springing away from the wrist. Arteries and nerves also pass through the wrist.

wrist

refers to the two rows of carpal bones between the metacarpal bones of the hand and the wrist joint. Syn carpus. Fig facing .

wrist

(rist) [TA]
The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts.
[A.S. wrist joint, ankle joint]

wrist

the carpus; this human term is sometimes applied to animals.
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Regarding the orthotic management of the nonfunctional hand, Perry stated that power loss results from the wrist traveling an oblique path while the WDFHO must be aligned longitudinally to match the anatomical axes of the wrist and MCP joints [41].
Conversely, when the wrist flexes actively or passively due to gravity, the MCP joint extends and the fingers open.
The Michelangelo fingers consist of a single finger segment actuated only at a single point like that of the human MCP joint and seen in Figure 2(d).
Although these hands use a form of a four-bar linkage, each has a distinct method of coupling the motion of the PIP to the motion of the MCP joint.
The DIP and PIP joints both have one DOF, and the remaining two DOFs are located at the MCP joint.
Clinical study results demonstrated the Ascension(R) MCP is effective in relieving pain, improving or preserving motion, and reducing dislocated or subluxated MCP joints in patients suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and arthritis due to trauma.
Swelling, warmth, limitation of movement, and tenderness were noted at the ankle, wrist, PIP and MCP joints bilaterally.
The novel 4-DOF planar robot consists of four revolute joints, each one representing the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and MCP joints of the thumb and index finger (Figure 2).