Carpal Fractures

The carpal bones allow the wrist to move and rotate both horizontally and vertically. Within the wrist, these bones form two rows. The most proximal row, which is closest to the forearm, has four bones in it. These bones, starting from the lateral side of the wrist and moving medially, include the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, and pisiform. The distal row, which is closest to the metacarpals, includes the trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and hamate. All have multiple ligaments that attach to them on the ...

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