Carpal Joint Illustration Revealing Paws
Carpal Joint of Domestic Dog

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Carpal Joint
A joint in the carpus. There are three types of joints:
1. Between the radius and ulna (forearm) bones and the carpal bones (antebrachiocarpal joints).
2.  Between the carpal bones (intercarpal joints).
3. Between the carpal bones and the metacarpal bones (carpometacarpal joints).
Equivalent to the joints in the human wrist.
Also known as pastern joint, wrist.
Cf. tarsal joint