Wrist - Definition

March 2017


Definition

The wrist is a joint which is located between the hand and the forearm. This articulation allows the movements of the hand relative to the forearm. Anatomically, the wrist has 10 bones. It encompasses the radius and ulna (ulna) in their lower part. In the first row, there is the scaphoid, lunate (lunate), the triquénum (pyramidal) and the pisiform. The second row comprises the hamate (hamate), the capitate (large bones), trapezoid and trapezium.

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