Wrist is also called as carpus and is a complex joint comprising of bones and joints, ligaments and tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that hold these bones together. A fibrous cartilage present between the radius and ulna (forearm bones of the hand) separates the radioulnar joint from the rest of the wrist. Wrist connects the forearm to the hand and allows it to move.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common hand problem resulting from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Symptoms, which are often worse at night, consist of numbness and/or pain in the wrist and fingers. Eventually there is loss of strength, fine motor control and sensation.Early treatment consists of splinting and anti-inflammatory medication. If symptoms do not improve, an outpatient surgical procedure to relieve the pressure on the nerve is suggested.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Normal Hand Anatomy

Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Wrist is also called as carpus, a complex joint comprised of bones and joints, ligaments and tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that hold the bones together.
Normal Hand Anatomy

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Tendonitis on the thumb side of the wrist can be a very painful and disabling condition. Simple pinching and twisting activities can be almost impossible. The tendons to the thumb become inflamed as they pass under a ligament and the slightest motion of the wrist can cause pain.Treatment consists of rest, medication and occasionally the use of a steroid injection. If these treatments do not provide relief over time, the tendons can be surgically released.

Ganglion, Dupuytrens & Tendon Disorders
Ganglion cyst – These are non-cancerous raised lumps typically found near joints such as the wrist and fingers, but can occur anywhere on the body. When ganglion cysts compress nearby nerves, surgical removal is indicated.
Normal Hand Anatomy

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