The scaphoid bone is one of eight small bones—called carpal bones—in the wrist. These bones allow complex, yet delicate, movements of the hand and wrist.
The wrist is one of the main joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) since this condition often starts in the small joints of the hand and wrist. About one in seven people in the United States has wrist arthritis.
If you are one of the 3-6% of US adults suffering from symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), you might consider carpel tunnel release surgery to alleviate numbness and tingling of hands and fingers, loss of grip, or wrist pain.
If you have pain on the side of your wrist opposite your thumb, it's called ulnar wrist pain. There are many things that can cause it, and there are several ways to treat it.
The Smith’s fracture is a specific type of injury to the forearm bone (the radius) near the wrist joint. In this injury, there is displacement of the bone such that the wrist joint rests in front of its normal anatomic position.