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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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A possible explanation for this exception concerns the role of the radiocarpal joint in extension versus flexion.
Flexible implant arthroplasty for arthritic disabilities of the radiocarpal joint.
Subluxation can occur at the midcarpal joint or at the radiocarpal joint.
However, more often than not, distal radius fractures involve the radiocarpal joint and or the distal radioulnar joint.
Furthermore, DECT showed extensive monosodium urate crystals in the intercarpal and radiocarpal joints with compression overlying the flexor tendons (Figure 1b, c).
Loss of extension and ulnar deviation at the radiocarpal joints are often the first limitations noted.