The wrist is a complex joint that bridges the hand and the forearm. It is formed where the lower end of the forearm bones, the radius and ulna meet the 8 bones of the wrist known as carpal bones which are arranged in two rows. The lower row form joints with the 5 long bones of the hand, one of which is the thumb.
All of the bones form complex joints that allow that provides the wrist and hand with its wide range of movement. The stability of these complex joints is maintained by an expanse of ligaments that join each bone to the next.
Most of the muscles acting on the wrist joint are located in the forearm with only the tendon of the muscle crossing the wrist and inserting into the bones of the hand (tendons join muscles to bones). The location of a muscle allows for the specific movements of the wrist, thumb and hand. Muscles also exist within the hand allowing us to produce fine movements needed on a daily basis.
The 3 main nerves of the arm pass from the forearm, cross the wrist and terminate in the hand. The nerves provide sensation to the hand and wrist allowing for fine movements like holding and writing with a pen and allows us to perform different grips.
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