The wrist is the link between the forearm and the hand. It contains the soft parts, the bones and the joints in that area which includes the carpus, the distal extremities of the radius and the ulna, and the bases of the metacarpals. The radiocarpal, the midcarpal and the carpometacarpal joints are located in the wrist, and it is in this region that the tendons of the forearm cross on their way to insert onto the carpus. The tendons are held close to the wrist bones by thickenings of the deep fascia which form ligaments.
KeywordsMedian Nerve Styloid Process Carpal Bone Deep Fascia Metacarpal Bone
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