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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Since muscle control passes from proximal to distal, the 3-bone longitudinal linkage is subject to the posture of the carpometacarpal joint.
Several extrinsic muscles cross the carpometacarpal joint, but only the abductor pollicis longus inserts onto the metacarpal.
In the rheumatoid hand, collapse can start anywhere in the chain, but in the osteoarthritic patient, it starts most often in the carpometacarpal joint, occasionally in the interphalangeal joint, and rarely if ever in the metacarpophalangeal joint.
Erosive osteoarthritis is a progressive disorder with a typically bilateral and symmetrical distribution in the interphalangeal joints and less frequently the first carpometacarpal joint of the hand or the foot joints.
Ligament reconstruction for the painful thumb carpometacarpal joint.
Ligament reconstruction for the painful "prearthritic" thumb carpometacarpal joint.
Topography of the osteoarthritic thumb carpometacarpal joint and its variations with regard to gender, age, site, and osteoarthritic stage.
The mechanism of rotation at the first carpometacarpal joint.
Osteoarthritic changes were noted on the first carpometacarpal joints bilaterally; changes on the right were greater than those on the left.
Concomitant injuries may include avulsion fractures of the base of the proximal phalanx, metacarpal fractures, and simultaneous instability of the metacarpophalangeal and carpometacarpal joints.