capitate bone

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Noun1.capitate bone - the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus
carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
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Radiograph of the left wrist anteroposterior and lateral view showed a lytic lesion in the capitate bone with thinned out cortex.
We present an unusual and complicated course of GCT of the capitate bone which required five surgical procedures within two years.
Once the three carpal bones are removed during the PRC procedure, the capitate bone (the largest of the carpal bones, which occupies the center of the wrist) becomes the point where the wrist articulates with the arm; as such, the success of PRC depends on whether a patient's OA has progressed to the capitate cartilage surface.