Also known as the radiocarpal joint, the wrist is the joint between the radius and the carpus. It includes a number of ligaments, allowing for a huge range of movements, and 13 small bones. The wrist is subject to a number of injuries, especially carpal tunnel syndrome. As such, it is exceptionally important that medical students understand its many structures and parts. Anatomy Warehouse’s collection of wrist models has something for everyone at every level of study.
Anatomical Models of the Wrist
Capable of a variety of movements, the wrist is comprised of a variety of bones, both small and large, as well as nerves, ligaments and muscles. Because of its complexity, it can be subject to a wide range of injuries and aggravation, including the dreaded carpal tunnel syndrome and various repetitive strain injuries.
For many students, learning the small carpal bones of the wrist can be a challenge. With our collection of models, it becomes significantly easier to learn about all of the delicate structures in this area. For those looking for a complete study aid, we recommend the Hand and Lower Forearm Skeleton Anatomy Model with Ligaments. This exceptionally detailed model includes all of the tendons, muscles, nerves, bones, and even the arteries and veins of the hand and wrist. The model can even be used to study the deepest structures of the palmar region, featuring several removable layers.
Medical professionals benefit greatly from having visual aids for patients. It is far easier to show a patient how a procedure will work with a model than with a chart or a picture in a book! Anatomical models make a great investment and can be used from medical school onward.
Anatomy Warehouse works with a team of medical professionals to choose the best models for you. Contact our support team for suggestions, or with any questions.