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Palpation of soft tissue

Radius and ulna can be identified. At the distal and ulnar side of the ulna a bony prominence can be felt: the pisiform bone. Put the interphalangeal joint of the thumb onto the pisiform and direct the thumb towards the base of the index finger of the subject. Flex the thumb and feel its tip […]

Dorsal

Radius and ulna are easily palpable. The styloid process of the radills descends a bit further distally than the styloid process of the ulna. The distal radioulnar joint can be recognized by grasping the distal end of the radius with one hand and the distal end of the ulna with the other, and by moving […]

Perilunate Dislocation

Perilunate dislocation is a dorsal dislocation of the capitate in relation to the lunate bone, which may sometimes be dislocated anteriorly at the same time. It may occur in association with a dislocation or fracture of the scaphoid and is caused by forced dorsiflexion or axial compression of the wrist.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Changed […]

Dislocations around the Wrist

Dislocations around the wrist are rare in sports, but are important to recognize because a good recovery depends on early and correct diagnosis and treatment. Even with proper treatment, these injuries often have long-term residual symptoms.

Separation between the scaphoid and lunate

Scapholunate dissociation may occur in forced dorsiflexion of the wrist. Ligamentous disruption between […]

A Patient’s Guide to Wrist Anatomy

Introduction

The anatomy of the wrist joint is extremely complex, probably the most complex of all the joints in the body. The wrist is actually a collection of many bones and joints. These bones and joints let us use our hands in lots of different ways. The wrist must be extremely mobile to give our […]