Wrist Articulations

Wrist & Midcarpals


Wrist Flexion

Flexion

Bending the joint resulting in a decrease of angle; moving the palm of the hand toward the front of the forearm.


Wrist Extension / Hyperextension

Extension / Hyperextension

Straightening the joint resulting in an increase of angle; moving the back of the hand toward the back of the forearm.


Wrist Adduction (Ulna Deviation)

Adduction (Ulna Deviation)

Medial movement toward the midline of the body; moving the little finger side of the hand toward the medial side of the forearm.


Wrist Abduction (Radial Deviation)

Abduction (Radial Deviation)

Lateral movement away from the midline of the body; moving the thumb side of the hand toward the lateral side of the forearm.


Notes

Also see Thumb and Fingers. Mentioned articulations occur during concentric phase of exercise video examples.


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