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Wrist Overview
Julia R. Crim, MD; Carol L. Andrews, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Definitions

    • Volar = palmar
    • Ulnar = medial
    • Radial = lateral

GROSS ANATOMY

  • Osseous Structures

    • Joints

      • Wrist Motion

        • Nerves of Wrist Joints

          • Vessels of Wrist Joint

            • Ligaments

              • Muscles and Tendons

                • Retinacula

                  • Anatomic Spaces

                    • Central Axis of Wrist

                      ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        • Imaging Pitfalls

                          Selected References

                          1. Moritomo H et al: 2007 IFSSH committee report of wrist biomechanics committee: biomechanics of the so-called dart-throwing motion of the wrist. J Hand Surg Am. 32(9):1447-53, 2007
                          2. Kobayashi M et al: Normal kinematics of carpal bones: a three-dimensional analysis of carpal bone motion relative to the radius. J Biomech. 30(8):787-93, 1997
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                          TERMINOLOGY

                          • Definitions

                            • Volar = palmar
                            • Ulnar = medial
                            • Radial = lateral

                          GROSS ANATOMY

                          • Osseous Structures

                            • Joints

                              • Wrist Motion

                                • Nerves of Wrist Joints

                                  • Vessels of Wrist Joint

                                    • Ligaments

                                      • Muscles and Tendons

                                        • Retinacula

                                          • Anatomic Spaces

                                            • Central Axis of Wrist

                                              ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                • Imaging Pitfalls

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Moritomo H et al: 2007 IFSSH committee report of wrist biomechanics committee: biomechanics of the so-called dart-throwing motion of the wrist. J Hand Surg Am. 32(9):1447-53, 2007
                                                  2. Kobayashi M et al: Normal kinematics of carpal bones: a three-dimensional analysis of carpal bone motion relative to the radius. J Biomech. 30(8):787-93, 1997