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Wrist anatomy and biomechanics

Yasumu Kijima, Steven F Viegas
Journal of Hand Surgery 2009, 34 (8): 1555-63
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Anatomic and biomechanical research of the wrist has yielded a substantial amount of information that improves our basic knowledge of carpal morphology and function of the wrist and provides information to better assess and improve treatment(s) for various problems of the wrist joint. A precise knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics of the wrist is useful not only for diagnosis of traumatic ligamentous injuries or degenerative change of the wrist joint but also for treatment for wrist dysfunction.

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