metacarpal


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met·a·car·pal

 (mĕt′ə-kär′pəl)
adj.
Relating to the metacarpus.
n.
Any of the bones of the metacarpus.

met′a·car′pal·ly adv.

metacarpal

(ˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəl)
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to the metacarpus
n
(Anatomy) a metacarpal bone

met•a•car•pal

(ˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the metacarpus.
n.
2. a metacarpal bone.
[1730–40]

met·a·car·pal

(mĕt′ə-kär′pəl)
Any of the bones of the hand lying between the carpal bones and the bones of the fingers or digits (phalanges). See more at skeleton.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metacarpal - any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingersmetacarpal - 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
Adj.1.metacarpal - of or relating to the metacarpus; "metacarpal bones"
Translations

metacarpal

[ˌmetəˈkɑːpl] Nmetacarpiano m

metacarpal

nMittelhandknochen m

met·a·car·pal

a. metacarpiano-a, rel. al metacarpio.

metacarpal

adj & n metacarpiano
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Contract awarded for Supply of wrist and metacarpal joint implants
Average forearm length was 35.13+- 0.53mm, length of 3rd metacarpal was 38.68+-1.21mm, length of 4th metacarpal was 31.3+-1.79mm while 5th metacarpal was 31.15+-1.35mm long.
Which part of your body are the metacarpal bones situated in?
We observed shortening of the third metacarpal of the left hand during physical examination and radiography (Figure 2a, b).
The scans revealed that Sophie has fractured the fifth metacarpal on her right hand, which ruled her out of England's upcoming Sri Lanka tour, as well.
Radiograph of the affected fingers showed soft tissue and bony overgrowth in the metacarpal bones of the thumb and index finger.
Hand radiography demonstrated cortical thickening along the second metacarpal shaft (Figure 1).
(3) Various surgical treatments have been proposed since then, including metacarpal osteotomy, fusion, trapezial excision, tendon interposition, ligament reconstruction, implant arthroplasty, and arthroscopy.
Andre Ayew has been ruled out for two to three weeks with a fracture in the 4th metacarpal of his right hand.
Key words: fractures, metacarpal, osteomyelitis; external skeletal fixator, type II ESF, avian, snowy owl, Bubo scandiacus
Among their topics are intramedullary screw fixation of the metacarpals and phalanges of the hand, the role of arthroscopy in treating carpal fractures and non-unions, intra-articular fractures of the proximal interphalangeal joint, the correction of mal-union in metacarpal and phalangeal fractures, and non-union of the scaphoid.
Fractures of the thumb metacarpal base are commonly encountered; these cause severe impairment in functioning of the hand and may lead to early arthrosis (1-5).