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Anatomy-Upper Limb


1. Synovial joint formed proximally by radius + articular disc of distal radio-ulnar joint; distally by scaphoid + lunate + triquetrum.
2. The TFCC separates the radiocarpal joint from the distal radioulnar joint.
3. The capsule is reinforced by multiple ligaments, which are thickening of the capsule .
4. Palmar radiocarpal ligament - strong ligaments running transversely b/w radius + lunate.
5. Nerve supply - AIN + PIN.
6. Total movement - flexion 80 degrees + extension 60 degrees. Flexion is produced more at the midcarpal joint; extension is produced more at the wrist joint.


1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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