wrist joint


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Noun1.wrist joint - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal boneswrist joint - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
carpal tunnel - a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
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While there are plenty of wrist support options available, not a single one alleviates excessive pressure in the wrist joint while pressing.
When his condition improved he underwent surgery and had a plate inserted to fuse his dislocated carpus, or wrist joint.
In early stages, the symptoms are intermittent in nature and usually occur at night times, the possible explanation being the flexed position of the wrist joint during sleep.
However, the Deka Arm does not work for those with limb loss at the elbow or wrist joint," Mashable reported.
An adjustable actuating lever at the wrist joint determines the level of wrist extension, allowing the hand to open and close at varying degrees.
One option was wrist fusion, a procedure that eliminates all movement at the wrist joint by securing the bones of the forearm to the bones in the wrist and hand.
The arm has five degrees of freedom of movement provided by rotary actuators known as the shoulder azimuth joint, shoulder elevation joint, elbow joint, wrist joint and turret joint.
With the compact design of the front end or wrist joint, the arm can be easily maneuvered in close spaces.
Determining whether the resulting hand sign will be rock, paper or scissors, the technology's system changes the angle of the robotic hand's wrist joint accordingly.
I took it right through the wrist joint - it wasn't pretty.
Ruairidh, 59, of Lochaline, in the Scottish Highlands, said: "I took it right through the wrist joint.