Tag: Wrist

Upper Limb

Fractures of the Hand and Wrist

Good hand function depends on healthy and intact bones and joints. 31 bones from the skeleton of the hand and wrist. Between the bones are joints that allow the fingers and wrist to move. Muscles and tendon attach to the bones, moving the joints when they contract and relax. The nerves and blood vessels are […]

Upper Limb

Wrist Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Wrist Tendinitis Wrist tendinitis is due to irritation and inflammation of one or more tendons around the wrist joint. Wrist tendinitis tends to occur in areas where the tendons cross each other or pass over an underlying bony structure, and affects individuals involved in strenuous and repetitive training. Anatomy and physiology The […]

Upper Limb

Wrist Ganglion Cyst

Brief Outline of Wrist Ganglion Cyst A ganglion (Greek: knot of tissue) cyst is a bump or mass that forms under the skin. They can occur at any joint or tendon sheath, but most often on the back of the wrist or on the fingers. Ganglion cysts are probably the most common lumps that occur […]

Upper Limb

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Brief Outline Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a progressive affliction caused by direct trauma or repetitive overuse, which results in squeezing or compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The condition is three times more likely to affect women, largely due to occupational tasks such as keyboard work. Anatomy and physiology […]

Upper Limb

Wrist Dislocation

Brief Outline of Wrist Dislocation Most dislocations of the wrist involve the lunate bone, though other bones may also be involved. When a bone is dislocated, it no longer properly makes contact with adjoining bones. The injury affects the soft tissue surrounding the region of dislocation, including muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Anatomy […]