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forearm

the part of the arm from the elbow to the wrist

Forearm

 

the part of the human upper limb from above the elbow to the hand. The radius and ulna are the skeletal foundation of the forearm and form the distal and proximal radioulnar articulation, which make possible rotational movements around the axis of the ulna. The bones of the forearm serve as points of attachment of the muscles that move the shoulder, wrist, and fingers. Deep vessels and nerves are found in the intermuscular spaces of the forearm. These include the radial and ulnar arteries and veins and the radial, ulnar, and median nerves. The subcutaneous fatty tissue of the forearm contains superficial nerves and veins. Traumas can involve not only injury to soft tissue but also possible simple or compound fractures of one or both bones of the forearm; frequently, the lower joint end of the radius is involved.

forearm

[′fȯr‚ärm]
(anatomy)
The part of the upper extremity between the wrist and the elbow. Also known as antebrachium.
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9) Wrist muscle trained, n (%) Extensors 13 (87) 15 (94) Flexors 2 (13) 1 (6) ASIA Scale, n (%) A 9 (60) 6 (38) B 0 (0) 4 (25) C 3 (20) 2 (12) D 3 (20) 4 (25) Initial muscle grade, n (%) 2 4 (27) 0 (0) 2.
Ergonomic studies show that the traditional computer mouse stresses the delicate hand and wrist muscles, which can lead to repetitive stress injuries.
They found that the untrained wrist muscles of the four long-distance runners studied maintained force better during prolonged exercise -- involving repeated wrist flexion against a resisting bar -- than did those of five healthy but relatively sedentary sex-matched individuals of comparable age.
Stretching and strengthening specific wrist muscles and changing the position of the wrist while in use are also advised.