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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Thumb arthritis most commonly occurs in the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, which connects the metacarpal bone in the thumb to the trapezium in the wrist.
In the selected CT images with WW = 2350 HU, WL = 1180 HU settings and corresponding sections of the plastinated specimen; the metacarpal bone III and its sagittal ridge, the proximal sesamoid bones, proximal phalanx, middle phalanx, distal phalanx, distal sesamoid bone, branches of the suspensory ligament, collateral ligament, intersesamoidean ligament, deep digital flexor tendon, superficial digital flexor tendon, common and long digital extensor tendons were well determined.
For measurement of the carpus, the body of the plastic goniometer was positioned over the joint and the arms were aligned with the distal diaphysis of the ulna and the mid-diaphysis of the major metacarpal bone (Fig 1).
X-ray of right forearm and hand revealed short and deformed radius and ulna and short right 5th metacarpal bone (Figure-1).
The Sox later announced Delmonico had fractured the third metacarpal bone and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
The fibers of these tendons were attached to the pisiform, the hamate and proximal of the fifth metacarpal bone anterior to flexor retinaculum (Fig.
X-ray images revealed hypoplasia of the metacarpal bone and the defective CMC joint of the right thumb (Figure 2).
Longitudinal incisions were made on metacarpal bone, the rope was tied near fetlock joint of both limbs to move the foetus forward, by traction the foetus was pushed in forward direction and thoracic region was exposed.
To determine if the cracking event was influenced by the geometry of the suction cup surfaces employed for models A through D, the suction cup was replaced by a polyurethane metacarpal bone. This was achieved by creating a mold of a cadaveric metacarpal bone and pouring an identically shaped polyurethane copy.
The first metacarpal bone osteotomy is carried out when the level of the residual thumb is located in the metacarpophalangeal joint or the base plane of the proximal phalange.
Other researchers assessed the cortical thickness of the third metacarpal bone in race horses.
External minifixation for treatment of closed fractures of metacarpal bone. J Orthop Trauma.