X-ray of a Child's Hand and Wrist
You selected: hamateThe hamate is the outer-most bone of the distal row of carpal bones. It articulates with the 4th and 5th metacarpals distally (ring and index finger..), and with the lunate and triquetral bones in the proximal row of the wrist. A 'hook' on the outside of the hamate bone forms one border of the carpal tunnel. Many important nerves and tendons to the hand travel through this channel. Anything which constricts the canal can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, an often painful condition of the hands and wrist.
phalanx | metacarpal | capitate | hamate | lunate | pisiform | scaphoid | trapezoid | trapezium | triquetral | radius | ulna |
Module Name: hand_wrist
Module Title: X-ray of a Child's Hand and Wrist
Image Info: X-ray; source - Wuarchive.
Created by: Lynn Bry
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