Os métacarpiens [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.


Cette définition contient du texte provenant d'une édition publique de Gray's Anatomy (20eme édition Américaine de "Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body" publiée en 1918 - http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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