hook of hamate

hook of ha·mate

a hooklike process on the distal and medial part of the palmar surface of the hamate bone.
Synonym(s): hamulus ossis hamati [TA]
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Subsequently he underwent investigation, which revealed that there is a tiny broken piece of bone off the hook of hamate.
The hook of the hamate pull test (15) (HPPT) is a clinical test for diagnosing a hook of hamate fracture, which was negative in this case.