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HandThe anatomy of the wrist joint is extremely complex, and considered the most complex joint in the body. The wrist is actually a collection of many bones and joints that let us use our hands in lots of different ways.

The wrist must be extremely mobile to give our hands a full range of motion. At the same time, the wrist must provide the strength for heavy gripping.

If you have a cast, click here for a downloadable PDF with directions for how to take proper care of it.

More information about the hand and wrist is available from the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, of which YOA is a member. Visit the Academy links below to learn more.

Broken Bones and Injuries


Distal Radius Fracture (Colles’ Fracture)
Finger Fractures
Hand Fractures
Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist
Thumb Fractures
Click here for a downloadable brochure on Fracture Care.

Sprains, Strains and Other Injuries

Sprained Thumb
Wrist Sprains

Other Injuries

Animal Bites
Fingertip Injuries/Amputations
Flexor Tendon Injuries
Human Bites
Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
Nerve injuries

Diseases and Syndromes

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Compartment Syndrome


Arthritis of the Hand
Dupuytren’s Contracture
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist


Arthritis of the Wrist
deQuervain’s Tendinitis
Ganglion (Cyst) of the Wrist
Kienböck’s Disease


Arthritis of the Thumb
Boutonnière Deformity
Dupuytren’s Contracture
Trigger Finger

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Electrodiagnostic testing
What is a Hand Surgeon?
Wrist Arthroscopy
Wrist Joint Replacement (Wrist Arthroplasty)