Carpal groove - Sulcus carpi

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Description

The carpal groove is a palmar concavity between the four eminences on the front of the carpus (hamulus of hamate and the pisiform medially, the oblique ridge of the trapezium and the tubercle of the scaphoid laterally) to which the transverse carpal ligament of the wrist is attached forming the carpal tunnel.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Appendicular skeleton > Bones of upper limb > Free part of upper limb > Bones of hand > Carpal bones > Carpal groove

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