Metacarpus

December 2016


Definition

The metacarpus consists of five metacarpal bones. It is attached on one side to the wrist joint, at the carpus, and on the other side to the finger bones, the phalanges. The entirety of metacarpus forms the palm of the hand. The metacarpal bones are elongated and connected by interosseous muscles. The joint located next to the fingers is the metacarpophalangeal joint. The joint located at the wrist is the carpometacarpal joint.

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Original article published by . Translated by christelle.b. Latest update on January 11, 2016 at 09:52 AM by christelle.b.
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