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Reminder about dorsiflexion[edit]

Dorsiflexion is a movement exclusive to the feet; extension of the wrist is NOT dorsiflexion. (talk) 18:09, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Compartment Syndrome[edit]

Is this a place to ask a question about Compartment Syndrome?

No, it's not. I think that the "accessorizing the wrist joint" section is superfluous and I am removing it. Anonymousmouse 07:33, 10 May 2007 (UTC) Anonymousmouse


From the text: "The movements permitted in this joint are flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and circumduction. When the various movements are done together at varying speeds they are known to cause pleasure."

Without a cited source for the claim, this appears to me to be a peurile reference to the use of the wrist during masturbation. But I'm a mechanic, not a doctor.

I agree that this is just crude humour UKPirate 23:46, 8 June 2007 (UTC)UKPirate

I reverted this change. Pnevares 21:46, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Hands only or feet as well?[edit]

In English, are there wrists at the hands only or the feet as well? In Norwegian the vrist is the curved part of the foot, and the vrist bone is the os talus of the foot/ankle. Strange if we have so similar words for so distant body parts. --Eddi (Talk) 00:51, 13 June 2008 (UTC)


The Human wrist.png image used for this article is sad and pathetic.

My IP address often is banned from Wikipedia at various times and I am unable to do so but this should be replaced with a proper anatomical diagram rather than a poorly focused, badly exposed photo of a mans limp wrist. (talk) 14:00, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Well put, and agreed!

Jaloka (talk) 14:20, 12 September 2008 (UTC)


Sorry if this is offensive to some individual. This is a rather aesthetically displeasing image of a human wrist -- though this does not mean that it is not an encyclopedic image. However, in terms of realistic encyclopedic images, an encyclopedia would not, unless necessitated by specific subject matter, utilize such an aesthetically displeasing image. Would someone please upload a more masculine (or feminine, just not a via media) image of a wrist? Please, as stated above, please replace the image with "a proper anatomical diagram [, not this sad, limp wrist]."Chris b shanks (talk) 10:15, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Replaced para on carpus[edit]

I removed the following para from the article as it was originally poorly formated and is now largely replaced by more updated content. It does contain some details still not in the article, so I drop it here in case someone find it useful. --Joe de Coy (talk) 10:40, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

The carpal bones are not interlocked solely by their shapes; rather, they are held together by interosseous ligaments and by volar, dorsal, radial, and ulnar ligaments. The ligaments holding the carpal bones to each other, to the distal radius and ulna, and to the proximal ends of the metacarpals can be described as extrinsic, or capsular, and intrinsic, or interosseous (intercarpal). The function of the ligamentous system is guiding and constraining certain patterns of motion. Some portion of the ligaments are under tension in every position of the hand in relation to the forearm.

Lichtman, David M.; Alexander, A. Herbert (1997). "2". The Wrist and Its Disorders Second Edition. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders. pp. 25–26.

Proposed merge with Carpus[edit]

Huge and unnecessary duplication of content in an article that is not the common name for this structure (which is "wrist"). Tom (LT) (talk) 00:34, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

An alternative would be a rename of Carpus to "Carpal bones" and moving some content to Wrist. --Tom (LT) (talk) 00:35, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Prefer the alternative change to Carpal bones and moving some content. (Would also prefer change to metatarsal bones and metacarpal bones). --Iztwoz (talk) 07:34, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
I have made a technical request for these moves, they improve the readability of the titles, and withdraw the proposal for a merge. --Tom (LT) (talk) 22:10, 3 October 2015 (UTC)