midcarpal joint


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mid·car·pal joint

[TA]
the synovial joint between the proximal and distal rows of carpal bones.

midcarpal joint

A joint separating the navicular, lunate, and triangular bones from the distal row of carpal bones.
See also: joint
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In limited carpal fusion there is a possibility of degenerative changes in radiocarpal and midcarpal joints and potential for deterioration of results over time, due to change in wrist biomechanics.
Flexion of the wrist occurs mainly in the radiocarpal joint, whereas extension occurs mainly in the midcarpal joint - the joint between the distal and proximal rows of carpal bones (Cailliet, 1982).
Tension across the wrist generated by the external fixation device should provide enough ligamentotaxis, so that on an anterior-posterior X-ray the radiocarpal articulation was seen to be 1mm wider than the midcarpal joint.