Wrist Bones

Diane said: Mar 5, 2011
Diane AllenViolin
244 posts

One of my adult violin students is an exray tech.

She shared some pictures with me that blew me away.

The wrist bones of a 2 year old, 7 year old and 17 year old.

The 2 year old—barely visible bones

The 7 year old—bones about 1/2 way developed

The 17 year old—fully developed

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Cynthia Faisst said: Jun 8, 2011
Cynthia Faisst
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education
Irvine, CA
126 posts


That sounds very useful. Is there anyway to see this on line somewhere? Has anyone posted such a thing of normal development in the bones and structural development of children?

I suspect that the wrist bones are still mostly cartilage. It would also be interesting to see this progression for the elbow and shoulder hinge.

I would also like to see the differences in ligaments and muscle fascia between students who are double jointed and those who are not. What is happening to that wrist when it is experiencing Ulnar or Radial Deviation?

Ms. Cynthia
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Diane said: Jun 8, 2011
Diane AllenViolin
244 posts

I went ahead and blogged about the topic and included the pictures. It looks like my web designer was working on the website at the same time I was. Therefore—I had to stop. You can view it on the bottom of the homepage. Later on I’ll make it more flexible to view in other places.

Smiles! Diane


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