Proprioception of the Wrist Joint: A Review of Current Concepts and Possible Implications on the Rehabilitation of the Wrist

Recent years have brought new research findings on the subject of wrist joint proprioception, which entails an understanding of the wrist as part of a sensorimotor system where afferent information from nerve endings in the wrist joint affects the neuromuscular control of the joint. An understanding of proprioception is also essential to adequately rehabilitate patients after wrist injuries. The aim of this narrative review was to give the reader a background of proprioception as it relates to neuromuscular control and joint stability, what is presently known in relation to the wrist joint and how these findings may be applied to the field of wrist rehabilitation.

Elisabet Hagert. Proprioception of the Wrist Joint: A Review of Current Concepts and Possible Implications on the Rehabilitation of the Wrist, Journal of Hand Therapy, 2010, 23(1), 2-17

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