The Wrist Joint

  • Jacques Guyot

Abstract

The wrist joint unites the hand with the forearm and is a complex articulation which affords two degrees of freedom to the hand: antero-posterior and transverse. These movements, together with those of pronation-supination of the forearm, position the hand for its delicate prehensile function. The wrist associates mechanically the radiocarpal joint and the midcarpal joint.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Guyot
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  1. 1.Faculté de Médecine, Laboratoire d’AnatomieUniversité de Franche-Comte BesançonBesançon CedexFrance

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