Pisiform - Os pisiforme

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Description

The pisiform bone may be known by its small size, and by its presenting a single articular facet. It is situated on a plane anterior to the other carpal bones and is spheroidal in form.

Its dorsal surface presents a smooth, oval facet, for articulation with the triangular: this facet approaches the superior, but not the inferior border of the bone.

The volar surface is rounded and rough, and gives attachment to the transverse carpal ligament, and to the Flexor carpi ulnaris and Abductor digiti quinti.

The lateral and medial surfaces are also rough, the former being concave, the latter usually convex.

The pisiform articulates with one bone, the triquetrum.


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 > Pisiform

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