carpometacarpal joint

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carpometacarpal (CMC) joint

Etymology: Gk, karpos, wrist, meta, next, karpos
any of the joints formed by the distal row of carpal bones and the bases of the metacarpals. The joints are essential for prehensile patterns.


pertaining to the carpus and metacarpus.

carpometacarpal joint
the articulation between the distal row of carpal bones and the metacarpals in which there is very limited movement.
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In contrast to the previously reported cases, which occurred after carpal tunnel injection (in close proximity to the ulnar neurovascular bundle), in our patient, the injections were performed at the thumb carpometacarpal joint and the flexor tendon sheath.
Direct the central ray perpendicular to a point 1 inch distal of the radius and 1 inch medial of the base of the first carpometacarpal joint.
Caption: Figure 1 Bennett fracture subluxation of the first carpometacarpal joint.
s GRIP Study, a multi-centre study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant in the treatment of first carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb, the company said.
The patient temporarily wore a first web space splint to correct for problems with thumb abduction resulting from carpometacarpal joint arthritis.
The design of pipettes usually requires the thumb carpometacarpal joint to be in extension, but it is not known how often and to what extent the thumb assumes these postures.
Some degree of rotation in pronation and supination is afforded mostly at the carpometacarpal joint.