X-ray of a Child's Hand and Wrist

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The metacarpal bones of the finger and thumb articulate with the distal row of carpal bones. The epiphyses at either end of the metacarpal bones can be clearly seen. A cartilagenous epiphyseal plate lies between each epiphyses, and the underlying diaphyses of the bone. Growth occurs at these plates.

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phalanx | metacarpal | capitate | hamate | lunate | pisiform | scaphoid | trapezoid | trapezium | triquetral | radius | ulna |
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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
Contact Email:bryl@medicine.wustl.edu
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