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Gross Anatomy of the Wrist and Digits

Gross Anatomy of the Wrist and Digits

Author: Aaron Mullally
Description:

- know the differences between carpals, metacarpals and phalanges

- know that there are 8 carpal bones

- identify all 8 carpal bones

- Identify the metacarpal bones

- know that the phalanges are divided into proximal, middle and distal sections (except the 1st)

- know how to number and identify the digits in order (thumb - pinky)

This packet covers the bony anatomy of the wrist and hand

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Overview

There are 8 carpal bones that are arranged in two rows, proximal and distal. The proximal row articulates with the forear and forms the wrist joint. The metacarpals articulate with the distal row of carpal bones.

The metacarpals articulate with the distal row of carpal bones and form the palm of the hand. Then on the distal aspects of the metacarpals the phalanges begin.

Remember the fingers/digits are numbered in order from thumb to pinky. Here is how it goes: 1 thumb, 2 pointer, 3 middle, 4 ring, 5 pinky.

Source: Mind of Aaron

Wrist and Hand

This video covers the bony anatomy of the wrist and hand

Source: Self made with Netter

Wrist and Hand Images

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