• Daniel PurcellEmail author
  • Bryan A. Terry


The wrist is anatomically complex and susceptible to a variety of injuries. Appropriate diagnosis and management of these injuries are imperative to prevent long-term morbidity. The next section will describe the intricate anatomic relationships of the carpal bones and adjacent neurovascular structures, assessment/treatment of various injury presentations, and advanced instruction regarding physical examination and radiographic evaluation.


Carpal bones Distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) Radio-carpal joint Midcarpal joint Carpal tunnel Extensor compartments Superficial palmar arch Deep palmar arch Carpal arcs Lunate Peri-lunate dislocation Scaphoid Avascular necrosis (AVN) Triquetrum Pisiform Hamate Scapho-lunate dissociation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emergency DepartmentNew York University Langone Medical Center BrooklynNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Brooklyn Hospital CenterBrooklynUSA

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