Flashcards in Wrist joint Deck (12)
What type of joint is the wrist joint?
A synovial joint
What articulates at the wrist joint?
The distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpel bones (except the pisiform)
What are the 4 ligaments in the wrist joint?
What movement can occur at the wrist joint?
What are the 3 main injuries to the wrist joint?
Lunate anterior dislocation
When can scaphoid fractures occur?
Falling on an outstretched hand.
When can anterior dislocation of the Lunate occur?
Falling on a dorsiflexed wrist.
What can anterior dislocation of the Lunate cause?
Extra point - How does it do this?
Can cause Carpel Tunnel syndrome
Extra point - Can do this as when dislocated it is pushed into the Carpel tunnel, so pressure is increased.
What is seen with a Colles fracture?
A dinner fork deformity
What causes a dinner fork deformity?
Fracture of the radius and displacement of the distal radial fragment and hand posteriorly.
What is the pathology in a Colles fracture?
A fracture in the radius.
Displacement of the distal radial fragment
Displacement of the hand posteriorly.