The human wrist is a composite joint which incorporates multiple smaller joints. The biomechanics
of the wrist are dependent on its bony structure but also on the ligamentous constitution of its
joints. This increases the complexity of the joint and reduces our ability to understand its anatomy, mechanics
and pathology. Therefore, our understanding and treatment of osteoarthritis in the wrist lags behind that
of other joints in the body such as the knee. We discuss some of the recent directions in the comprehension
and treatment of wrist osteoarthritis.
Keywords: Biomechanics, inflammatory mediators, osteoarthritis, wrist.
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