Metacarpal Bones

Some articles on bones, metacarpal bones, metacarpal bone:

Hand - Human Anatomy - Arches
... arches (the rays formed by the finger bones and their associated metacarpal bones), transverse arches (formed by the carpal bones and distal ends of the metacarpal bones ... While the ray formed by the little finger and its associated metacarpal bone still offers some mobility, the remaining rays are firmly rigid ... The carpal bones form two transversal rows, each forming an arch concave on the palmar side ...
Wrist - Anatomy - Articulations - Intrinsic Hand
... In the hand proper a total of 13 bones form part of the wrist eight carpal bones—scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate ... separating the proximal and distal rows of carpal bones ... The intercarpal joints, between the bones of each row, are strengthened by the radiate carpal and pisohamate ligaments and the palmar, interosseous, and ...
Intercarpal Articulations - Synovial Membrane
... under surfaces of the navicular, lunate, and triangular bones and the upper surfaces of the bones of the second row ... three prolongations downward between the four bones of the second row ... joints, sometimes of the second, third, fourth, and fifth metacarpal bones, sometimes of the second and third only ...

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