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metacarpal

 [met″ah-kahr´p'l]
1. pertaining to the metacarpus.
2. a bone of the metacarpus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

met·a·car·pal

(met'ă-kar'păl),
1. Relating to the metacarpus.
2. Any one of the metacarpal bones.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

metacarpal

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

met′a·car′pal·ly adv.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

metacarpal

adjective Referring to any of five long cylindrical bones extending from the wrist to the fingers.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

met·a·car·pal

(met'ă-kahr'păl)
1. Relating to the metacarpus.
2. Any one of the metacarpal bones (I-V).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

metacarpal

any one of the series of bones forming the palm of the hand or flat part of the forefoot in vertebrates. see CARPAL.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

met·a·car·pal

(met'ă-kahr'păl)
1. Relating to the metacarpus.
2. Any one of the metacarpal bones.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Palpation revealed tenderness over the length of the right second and third metacarpals, the capitate and trapezoid.
Ninety-eight complete metapodials (29 metacarpals and 69 metatarsals) were analyzed.
After closed reduction, a 1.5 mm fixator pin was inserted from the base of the fifth metacarpal to the third metacarpal transversally (Figure 3(a)).
Clinically, patient had swelling of size 10*5*2 cm extending from lateral border of 2nd metacarpal to medial border of 3rd metacarpal, hard in consistency and immobile.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a marrow abnormality of the second metacarpal with gadolinium enhancement (Figure 2).
(5) Fractures of avian metacarpals can be managed conservatively with external coaptation or surgically with placement of tie-in fixator (TIF) devices, intramedullary (IM) pinning, or external skeletal fixation (ESF) devices.
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).
The bridge plate was placed with two incisions--one over the index metacarpal and one over the radial shaft.
If one or two are fractured and the fractured ends are not too displaced then we can often get by without surgery because the other metacarpals do a pretty good job of helping to splint the fracture site.
2 Patients with multiple metacarpal fractures developed finger stiffness and one case had fractures in all the four metacarpals and the other had fracture involving two metacarpals.
During routine dissection of the right upper limb of a 55-year-old male cadaver, we observed that the superficial palmar arch (SPA) is formed by the ulnar artery and completed by the first dorsal metacarpal artery.
Objective: To evaluate the role of external fixator to treat the soft tissue condition along with metacarpal and phalangeal fracture in terms of fracture union and active range of motion.