metacarpal bone


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Noun1.metacarpal bone - any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingersmetacarpal bone - any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
metacarpus - the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
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An x-ray yesterday revealed a fractured first metacarpal bone and David O'Meara's stable jockey now plans to visit a hand specialist in Leeds on Friday in the hope of finding a speedy treatment for the injury.
Wright injured his non-shooting hand in Wednesday's 126-122 loss at home to the Los Angeles Clippers, and X-rays confirmed he fractured the fourth metacarpal bone.
At 0830 h on d 29, one male pig (weighing closest to the average body weight for each pen) per pen was killed by electrical stunning and exsanguination to collect metacarpal bone samples.
After 2 years, bone mineral density of the second metacarpal bone increased by 3.
First, amputation was at the proximal third of the first metacarpal bone.
Wales physiotherapist Mark Davies said: "Morgan has broken a metacarpal bone in his right hand and will have a consultation with a hand surgeon when he reports back to the Wales camp on Monday.
Andrew has a spiral fracture to the third metacarpal bone in his right hand," Wales physiotherapist Mark Davies said.
Personnel at branch medical X-rayed my hand and told me I had shattered the metacarpal bone in my pinky finger.
Alternatively they can be controlled by a pressure sensitive touch pad, which relies on the remnant digit or tissue surrounding the metacarpal bone to provide the necessary pressure to activate the finger.
There are two control strategies that can be employed to power ProDigits: either myoelectric sensors that register muscle signals from the residual finger or palm, or a pressure sensitive switch input in the form of a force sensitive resistor (FSR), or touch pad, which relies on the remnant digit or tissue surrounding the metacarpal bone to provide the necessary pressure to activate the finger.
In the upper extremity, stress fracture of the first rib, the olecranon, and the metacarpal bone have been reported as sports related injury (Jones, 2006).
Each metacarpal bone can be defined separately for analysis of hand movement; however, since this specific study only considered global wrist position, the four medial metacarpal bones (excluding the thumb) were assumed to move as a rigid unit.