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.
Broken Bones and Injuries
Distal Radius Fracture (Colles’ Fracture)
Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist
Click here for a downloadable brochure on Fracture Care.
Sprains, Strains and Other Injuries
Flexor Tendon Injuries
Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
Diseases and Syndromes
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Arthritis of the Hand
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist
Arthritis of the Wrist
Ganglion (Cyst) of the Wrist
Arthritis of the Thumb
Treatment and Rehabilitation
What is a Hand Surgeon?
Wrist Joint Replacement (Wrist Arthroplasty)