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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

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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 pinched white hand of Raffles, reddening with returning blood, and with a clot of blood upon the wrist, was craning upward and turning the key in the lock without a moment's loss.
That second day was my hardest, and all that enabled me to survive it and get in the last of the night coal at the end of thirteen hours was the day fireman, who bound both my wrists with broad leather straps.
Fortunately, I had not stayed by the job long enough to injure myself--though I was compelled to wear straps on my wrists for a year afterward.
"But what is the matter with my hands!" asked Milady; "it seems as if my wrists had been crushed in a vice."
A 65-year-old female presented to us with mild atraumatic right wrist pain that was insidious at onset but had increased in severity in the last six months.
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[UKPRwire, Wed Jul 10 2019] Although less common than knee or hip replacement, wrists joint replacement is becoming necessary for patients whose forearm joints are damaged by an injury, infection, or a disease, leading to arthritic conditions.
This manual explains the management of traumatic and reconstructive problems of the wrist. It addresses various surgical approaches used in wrist surgery, then provides cases of fractures of the carpals, ulna, and radius, and reconstructions and treatment of complications.
Most amateur golfers have been taught the "safe" go-to chipping method: use a 7 or 8 iron, put the ball back in your stance, hands forward to create a shaft lean to the left (for a right-handed golfer) and use a "putting" stroke, which means keep your wrists firm.
[ClickPress, Mon Mar 11 2019] Although less common than knee or hip replacement, wrists joint replacement is becoming necessary for patients whose forearm joints are damaged by an injury, infection, or a disease, leading to arthritic conditions.
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The defining variable is the continuous and forceful upward, downward, and twisting motions of the wrist. These movements are more likely to injure the sheath or band over the wrist.