What is the wrist joint?

In human anatomy, the wrist is variously defined as:

  1. the carpus or carpal bones, the complex of eight bones forming the proximal skeletal segment of the hand,
  2. the wrist joint or radiocarpal joint, the joint between the radius and the carpus
  3. the anatomical region surrounding the carpus including the distal parts of the bones of the forearm and the proximal parts of the metacarpus or five metacarpal bones and the series of joints between these bones, thus referred to as wrist joints. This region also includes the carpal tunnel, the anatomical snuff box, the flexor retinaculum, and the extensor retinaculum.
ELBOW, WRIST AND HAND SPECIALIST

Mr. Matthan Mammen

MS, FRACS (Orth)

Matthan is an internationally qualified orthopaedic surgeon, who is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

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Shoulder Joint

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Elbow Joint

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Wrist Joint

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Hand Joints

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