Hamate bone

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The hamate bone is one of the bones of the wrist. It is located in the second row of the carpus and joins with the triquetrum, capitate, and fourth and fifth metacarpals. The hamate bone is a bone that is frequently fractured among golfers. It alone accounts for 1.5% of carpal fractures. Patients with a fractured hamate experience pain in the wrist (on the side of the little finger), which radiates to the fourth and fifth fingers. Pain increases when wrist is inclined and hand strength is decreased.

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