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carpal joint

carpal joint in Medicine

carpal joint n.
Any of the joints between the carpal bones. Also called intercarpal joint.

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  • No weight is borne upon the affected leg and the carpal joint is flexed.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • In skinning, disjoint the leg bones at the carpal joint, which leaves only the bones of the foot attached to the skin.

  • Luxations of the carpal joint are of rare occurrence, and very few cases of this kind are on record.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix

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