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Wrist joint and ligaments

Other Terms: Wrist, Wrist joint, Wrist, Ligaments of the wrist joint, Joint of wrist, Radiocarpal joint, Articulatio radiocarpalis, Articulation radiocarpienne

Description

The mobile wrist joint, which occurs between the distal end of the radius and the proximal carpal bones is closely associated with the distal radio-ulnar joint. An articular disc separates the two joints into distinct synovial capsules.

Type

Wrist joint – ellipsoid joint

Articular surfaces

Distal end of the radius with the lunate and scaphoid bones.

Close-packed position

Full extension

Ligaments

Numerous strong ligaments support and limit the movements of the bones in these joints.

Latin

Articulatio radiocarpalis

French

Articulation radiocarpienne

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