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Anatomy Chart: 
  • The Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


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The goal of this newsletter is to provide you with enough information to be useful, but not more than can be learned within the busy schedule of a health care worker. You’ll find anatomy charts, additional vocabulary, occasional feedback from subscribers, and more! Feel free to read them now and save them for later use such as with a patient or as a study guide for coursework. 

anatomy of wrist

carpal bones written in white on black background 
carpal bones translated to Spanish
Wrist / Carpus Muñeca / Carpo
Trapezoid Bone Hueso Trapezoide
Trapezium Bone Hueso Trapecio
Scaphoid Bone Hueso Escafoides
Capitate Bone Hueso Grande
Hamate Bone Hueso Ganchoso o Hamato
Pisiform Bone Hueso Pisiforme
Triquetrum Bone Hueso Piramidal
Lunate Bone Hueso Semilunar
Radius Radio
Ulna Cúbito o Ulna
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Síndrome del Túnel Carpiano
Median Nerve Nervio Mediano
Compressed Nerve Compresión Nerviosa
Transverse Carpal Ligament Ligamento Retináculo Flexor
Flexor tendons of the fingers Tendones de los Músculos Flexores de los Dedos
wrist with carpal tunnel syndrome
carpal tunnel syndrome translated to Spanish
El síndrome del túnel carpiano se produce cuando el nervio mediano se comprime en el túnel carpiano. El túnel carpiano, un pasadizo estrecho y rígido de ligamento y huesos en la base de la mano, contiene los tendones flexores de los dedos y el nervio mediano. El engrosamiento de tendones irritados u otra inflamación estrecha el túnel y causa que se comprima el nervio mediano. El resultado puede ser dolor, debilidad, o entumecimiento en la mano y la muñeca, que se irradia por el brazo.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed within the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel, a narrow, rigid passageway of ligaments and bones at the base of the hand, contains the finger flexor tendons and the median nerve. The thickening of irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the median nerve to be compressed. The result may be pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm.




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