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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

(rĭst)
n.
a. The joint between the human hand and forearm.
b. A similar joint in other vertebrates.
c. See carpus.

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

(rist) [TA]
The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts.
[A.S. wrist joint, ankle joint]
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The authors identified significant disorders of 2PD sense, KDS in cylindrical and pincer grips, and KDM in flexion and extension of the radiocarpal joint, as compared to healthy subjects for the dominant right hand.
We measured the width of the PL and RCE muscle tendons and their radial half at origin level, the width of the PL muscle tendon at the level of the radiocarpal joint line and the width of the RCE muscle tendons and their radial half at insertion level.
A possible explanation for this exception concerns the role of the radiocarpal joint in extension versus flexion.
Internal fixation of metaphyseal bending fractures has become increasingly popular primarily due to (a) directly control and maintain physiologic palmar tilt, (b) prevent collapse, and (c) avoid bridging the radiocarpal joint. The distal fragment typically has sufficient size and integrity to provide adequate purchase and may be approached from either a dorsal or a volar approach.
Radial shortening and intra-articular step-off were positively correlated with degenerative changes in the radiocarpal joint. However, there was only a small correlation with pain and the presence of degenerative changes on x-ray.
This space is generally tighter than the radiocarpal joint space and care must be taken in making the portals to avoid injury to the articular surfaces of the carpal bones.
Flexible implant arthroplasty for arthritic disabilities of the radiocarpal joint. A silicone rubber intramedullary stemmed flexible hinge implant for the wrist joint.
However, more often than not, distal radius fractures involve the radiocarpal joint and or the distal radioulnar joint.
(63.) Swanson AB: Flexible implant arthroplasty for arthritic disabilities of the radiocarpal joint: a silicone rubber intramedullary stemmed flexible hinge implant for the wrist joint.
Subluxation can occur at the midcarpal joint or at the radiocarpal joint. The most common carpal dislocation involves the lunate.