Anatomy of the Wrist

The wrist is a narrow joint that connects the lower end of the two bones of the forearm (radius and ulna) and the eight carpal bones through numerous interosseous ligaments. The 5 metacarpals located below the carpus are the beginning of the articulation of the hand.

The wrist allows a wide variety of flexion, extension and rotation movements.

The most frequent lesions correspond to the fractures of the base of the radius : the largest bone in the forearm, or scaphoid. Muscular sprains and tears can occur during sporting or professional practice.

All these lesions are usually caused by trauma and are rarely treated at the Bordeaux Merignac Sport Clinic that essentially takes care of the following pathologies :