Wrist Joint Motion

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Kinematics, that branch of dynamics that deals with motion apart from considerations of mass and force, has been grafted by surgeons into that branch of treatment attempting to return injured joints to functional parameters in accord with range of motion required for performance of patient activities. An injured wrist presented to hand surgeons for repair demands a careful interweaving of strength, dexterity and stability to make that human hand useful. The mending of such a complex structure is, however, a formidable challenge. When presented with maladies of the wrist, many well intended remedies have been designed and promoted, but few have been tested to reveal true efficacy.