metacarpal bone


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metacarpal bone

One of the five long bones situated in the palmar part of the hand immediately beyond the CARPAL bones of the wrist and articulating with the bones of the fingers (PHALANGES).
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Histological features of the dorsal cortex of the third metacarpal bone mid-diaphysis during postnatal growth in thoroughbred horses.
It is extremely uncommon in the bones of the hand and less than 30 cases fibroma affecting the hand and metacarpal bones have been reported (2).
X-ray of the hand showed an expansile osteolytic lesion having soap bubble appearance at the base of first metacarpal bone [Figure 1].
Wide resection of the tumor was accompanied by disarticulation of the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, osteotomy of the proximal second metacarpal bone, disarticulation of the second metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint, resection of the tendons and neurovascular bundles of the thumb and index finger, and resection of both the first dorsal interosseous and lumbrical muscles.
It is also observed in the ulna (in the proximal and distal part of the bone of the lateral, dorsal, volar, and medial sectors); in the metacarpal bone in the medial and volar sector; in the femoral bone (in the bone's proximal part of the lateral and medial sector and junction of the plantar and lateral sector); and in the diaphysis of the lateral and dorsal sectors and in the distal part of the sector.
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.
Additionally, measurements of hand thickness (TT, Total Thickness) between second and third metacarpal bone of non-dominant hand were performed.
The carpometacarpal, or basal joint--connecting the metacarpal bone in the thumb to the trapezium hone in the wrist--is most commonly affected by arthritis.
1-13) The metacarpal bone is the most common site on the hand and may be multifocal.
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.