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carpus

 [kahr´pus]
the joint between the arm and hand, made up of eight bones; the wrist.
Carpus, viewed from the dorsal aspect. The eighth bone, the pisiform, is palmar to the triquetral bone. From Dorland's, 2000.
(See also table of bones.)

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]

carpus

/car·pus/ (kahr´pus) the joint between the arm and hand, made up of eight bones; the wrist.

carpus

(kär′pəs)
n. pl. car·pi (-pī′)
1. The group of eight bones forming the joint between the forearm and the hand. Also called wrist.
2. A joint in quadrupeds corresponding to the wrist.

car·pal bones

(kahr'păl bōnz) [TA]
Eight bones arranged in two rows that articulate proximally with the radius and indirectly with the ulna, and distally with the five metacarpal bones.
Synonym(s): carpus (2) [TA] .

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]

carpus

The wrist or the bones of the wrist.

carpus

that part of the forelimb of TETRAPODS which contains the CARPALS.

carpus

the segment of the limb between the radius and ulna and metacarpus, made up of six to eight bones, depending on the animal species, arranged in two rows and numbered from medial to lateral. Called also the knee in horses and cattle and the wrist in dogs and cats. See also Table 10.

dropped carpus, broken-down carpus
hyperextension injury in the dog or cat that results in weight-bearing on the carpus and metacarpals.
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Carpus with 2 dorsodistal simple and 3 distal spiniform setae.
Carpus with 1 simple seta, 3 large setae and 1 minute spiniform seta.
Carpus about half as long as propodus, with 1 longer dorso-subdistal seta and 3 shorter distal setae.
There was no evidence of any other fracture of the carpus or the hand.
7,10,12) Reports to date have included not just isolated fracture patterns, but also concomitant injuries to the carpus and metacarpals (Table 1).
11) Our patient had a door close on the dorsum of his hand, but there was no demonstrated tenderness on presentation, and he did not sustain a fracture of the remaining carpus, second metacarpal base, or shaft.
If there is frank instability, a formal ulnar shortening should be performed, which in theory may tighten the ulnocarpal ligaments and help stabilize the ulnar carpus.
Several studies have shown that carpal translocation is actually reduced or prevented, however the carpus continued to deteriorate at a rate consistent with the individuals disease progression.
Grade II Ulnar translocation, Innate volar flexed, flexed scaphoid, radiolunate destruction (RS and midcarpal preserved) Grade III Intercarpal joints arthritic, radioscaphoid eroded, volar subluxation of carpus (gross bony architecture preserved) Grade IV Loss of large amount of bone stock from distal radius, gross erosion of ulnar side of radius Table 3 Simmen's Classification for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Wrist Type I (ankylosis) Spontaneous tendency to fuse, stable pattern Type II (arthrosis) Articular loss progresses at equilibrium with arthrosis, stable Type III (disintegration) Progressive destruction, loss of alignment, unstable