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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The influence of physiotherapy on the range of motion and kinesthetic sensation of movement in the radiocarpal articulation in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Tension across the wrist generated by the external fixation device should provide enough ligamentotaxis, so that on an anterior-posterior X-ray the radiocarpal articulation was seen to be 1mm wider than the midcarpal joint.
(3,44) Finally, the GUEPAR prosthesis was the first to use a minimally constrained elliptical geometry to mimic the radiocarpal articulation. (25)