The wrist is made up of eight carpal bones which articulate proximally with the radius and ulna of the forearm and distally with the metacapals of the hand. The carpal bones are aligned in two rows. The proximal row containing the scaphoid, lunate, triquetral and pisiform and the distal row which consists of the trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and hamate. The ventral side of the carpal bones creates a concave cavity. This cavity is known as the carpal tunnel. The tunnel is formed by the the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) which stretch across the top of the carpal bones (Fig.1.) .
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