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hamate

 [ham´āt]
shaped like a hook, as the hamate bone (see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices). See also uncinate.

ha·mate (bone)

[TA]
the bone on the medial (ulnar) side of the distal row of the carpus that features a distinct, anteriorly projecting hook; it articulates with the fourth and fifth metacarpal, triquetral, lunate, and capitate.

hamate

/ham·ate/ (ham´āt) shaped like a hook.

hamate

(hā′māt′) Anatomy
n.
A small, hook-shaped carpal bone of the wrist. Also called unciform.
adj.
Hooked at the tip.

ha·mate bone

(ham'āt bōn)
The bone on the medial (ulnar) side of the distal row of the carpals; it articulates with the fourth and fifth metacarpal, triquetral, lunate, and capitate.
Synonym(s): os hamatum [TA] , unciform bone.

hamate

1. Hooked at the tip.
2. One of the bones of the wrist.

hamate

1. hooked.
2. the fourth carpal bone.
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B, This puts the hook of the hamate at risk of fracture at impact.
Gilula's lines outline the proximal and distal edges of the proximal carpal row and the proximal cortical margins of the capitate and hamate (Fig.
The hamate bone is located at the base of the pinky and ring finger, near the wrist.
Now, though, Brown is sliding down some draft boards because he had surgery earlier this month to remove the hamate bone from his right hand.
Fractures of the pisiform can be seen on a 30[degrees] supinated oblique radiograph, and fractures of the hook of the hamate can be observed on the carpal tunnel view.
Draft pick to have surgery: First-round draft pick Hank Conger broke the hamate bone in his right hand this week and will have surgery that will end his season in the Arizona summer league.
Brooks had X-rays and a CT scan on Monday after the team returned to Eugene, and that confirmed a fracture of the hamate bone.
Acting manager Brad Mills said that, as far as he knows, there is no damage to the hamate bone in Ortiz's left hand.
The ulnalunate and ulnatriquetral ligament components of the TFCC insert on the lunate, triquetrum, and hamate bones as well as on the base of the fifth metacarpal.
For his part, Guillen said he was 90 percent, noting he broke the hamate bone in his left hand around this time last year while with Oakland.
BOSTON - Dustin Pedroia said his left hand feels fine after having surgery in November to remove the hamate bone, which had caused him so much pain late in the year and through the postseason.
In our department, midcarpal arthrodesis has become a standardized technique with excision of the ununited or malrotated scaphoid, neutral alignment of the remaining carpus by reducing the dorsal intercalary segment instability (DISI) position of the lunate, and intentional fusion of the articulating surfaces of the lunate, triquetrum, capitate, and hamate, termed "four-corner-fusion.