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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

(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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fractures of the hook of the hamate. J Hand Surg 1985; 10 B: 205-210.
Transverse images of the median nerve were examined at the distal radius, the pisiform, and the hook of the hamate levels.
At its anterolateral border, in its distal half, it forms a thick tendon which is attached to the pisiform, and extends to the hamate and fifth metacarpal (5).
Fractures of the hamate are rare and constitute approximately 2% of all carpal bone fractures.
Various skeletal anomalies can be appreciated radiographically such as delayed bone growth and maturation, clinodactyl 5th finger and/or toe, fused carpals (usually the hamate and capitate), fused 5th and 6th metacarpals, defect on the lateral surface of the proximal part of the tibia (or knock-knees), cubitus valgus, and hypoplastic cubitus, most of which were found in our patient too.
Pisiform and hamate are bones in which part of the human body?
First "K" wire was passed from third metacarpal to capitate, second "K" wire from second metacarpal to trapezoid, third "K" wire from fourth metacarpal to hamate, and fourth "K" wire from first metacarpal to trapezium.
Focus of the study was the following eight wrist bones: capitate, scaphoid, lunate, hamate, pisiform, trapezoid, triquetrum, and trapezium.
A Type I lunate has one distal facet for articulation with the capitate while a Type II lunate has an additional facet medially for articulating with the hamate (Viegas et al, 1990; Nakamura et al, 2001; Dharap et al, 2006a).
Fracture of the hook of the hamate is indicated by tenderness in the region approximated by the intersection of Kaplan's line and the proximal extension line from the ring finger.
in Mersin; Cyclosa sp., Hypsosinga sp., Larinioides sp., Singa hamate, Coelotes terrestris, Anyphaena Sabina, Clubiona sp., Dictyna arundinacea, Leptonetela sp., Microlinyphia pusilla, Neriene cf.