Wrist Joint Muscles-Actions


(Plane of Motion)






Radial Deviation


Adduction/ Ulnar Deviation


Description of MotionPalmar surface of hand moves towards anterior forearmReturn of the hand to anatomical position from flexion.

Hyperextension is the movement of the dorsal surface of hand approaching posterior forearm

Movement of the hand towards the thumb side of the armMovement of the hand towards the little-finger side of the arm

Note: Rotational movement of the hand in all 4 of above directions

is a complex movement termed ‘circumduction’

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