Huesos del metacarpo [I-V] - Ossa metacarpi [I -V]

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The metacarpus consists of five cylindrical bones, the metacarpals, which are numbered from the lateral side (ossa metacarpalia I-V); each consists of a body and two extremities.

Characteristics of the Individual Metacarpal Bones:

Articulations.—Besides their phalangeal articulations, the metacarpal bones articulate as follows: the first with the trapezium; the second with the trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and third metacarpal; the third with the capitate and second and fourth metacarpals; the fourth with the capitate, hamate, and third and fifth metacarpals; and the fifth with the hamate and fourth metacarpal.


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/).

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Anatomia general > Huesos; Sistema esquelético > Esqueleto apendicular > Huesos de los miembros superiores > Porción libre del miembro superior > Huesos de la mano > Huesos del metacarpo [I-V]

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