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