Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Anatomy

Wrist Pain (both wrists) Anatomy

Wrist Anatomy
The wrist is made of 10 bones: 8 carpal bones and 2 forearm bones. The carpal bones include the scaphoid, lunate, trapezoid, trapezium, hamate, capitate, triquetrum, and pisiform. The forearm bones include the radius and ulna. Ligaments hold the bones together during movement.

Structures of the wrist include:

  • Forearm, wrist and hand bones
  • Carpal bones of the wrist
  • Metacarpal bones of the hand
  • Tendons of the wrist

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