Carpal Joints Definition

The carpal joints of the wrist connect the wrist’s eight carpal bones with each other and the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna); these joints include the carpometacarpal joint, midcarpal joint, radiocarpal joint, and intercarpal joints.

Palmar and dorsal view of the hand and wrist labeling the proximal carpals, distal carpals, metacarpals, and radiocarpal joints.