Mediocarpal joint - Articulatio mediocarpea

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Arthrology > Joints of thoracic limb > Joints of hand > Mediocarpal joint

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In carnivores, the mediocarpal joint (middle carpal joint) is formed between the radial and ulnar carpal bones and carpal bones I, II, III, and IV. Numerous short ligaments reinforce this joint by passing between the rows of bones as well as between the bones of each row.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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