The 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.



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