wrist joint

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Related to Carpal joints: carpal ligaments, Tarsal joints
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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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The involvement of single focus may ultimately spread to multiple carpal joints, which can lead to serious morbidity.
She was doing well but her carpal joints - similar to our wrists - weren't straight and gave way easily.
The dorsal synovial outpouchings (DSO) of the radiocarpal and middle carpal joints are seen as virtual spaces without ecos.
Long-term effects of the hereby diverted force transmission can be arthritic changes of the adjacent carpal joints [2,3], so that the younger the patient is, the more probable the need for revision surgery is.
For evaluating the recovery of muscle strength and joint motions of the forelimb in the rat models of cervical spinal cord hemisection, the difference in the ROM of the cubital and carpal joints of the forelimb between maximum extension and maximum flexion during the videotaped walking was calculated.
The natural history of the condition is to slowly progress through each of the Lichtman stages through time and eventually it will result in degenerative changes within in the lunate and the surrounding carpal joints. (8) Surgical management has not shown to halt the condition but does decrease the rate of progression through the Lichtman stages.
At, birth the pastern and fetlocks of the fore legs and sometimes the carpal joints are flexed to varying degrees due to shortening of the superficial and deep digital flexors and associated muscles.
The alular bone on each wing was rotated slightly outward, but no rotation of the carpal joints or metacarpal bones was appreciated (Fig 2a and b).
Of the 158 evaluated samples, 93 were classified as positive, and of these, 49 (53%) were obtained from the tarsal joints and 44 (47%) from the carpal joints. However no significant differences were observed in the frequency distribution between the two different joint categories.
The carpal joint consists of the three chief joints; the antebrachiocarpal joint, intercarpal and carpometacarpal joints between all carpal bones (Budras et al, 2012; Getty, 1975; Konig et al, 2007).