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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For the carpus, lines were drawn parallel to the bone cortices located at the distal third of the ulnar diaphysis and mid-diaphysis of the major metacarpal bone (Figs 3, 4).
[3] developed a nonvascularized, hemilongitudinal metatarsal bone to metacarpal bone transfer that included the cartilages.
Matev, "Thumb reconstruction through metacarpal bone lengthening," Journal of Hand Surgery, vol.
Pauwels, "Investigation into the morphology of the third metacarpal bone in the horse," New Zealand Veterinary Journal, vol.
X-ray of the hand showed an expansile osteolytic lesion having soap bubble appearance at the base of first metacarpal bone [Figure 1].
Metacarpal bone breaking strength, fresh and fat-free dry bone weight and bone ash weight increased (p<0.01) as the level of phytase in the diet increased.
Fresh frozen second metacarpal bones from domestic pigs (mean age 10 months) were used.
Digital images of x-ray pictures were used for geometrical and densitometrical measurements of second metacarpal bone. Geometrical measurements (bone length, bone thickness, marrow cavity diameter, cortex layer thickness) were performed in the midst of the bone (Fig.
(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.
"Andrew has a spiral fracture to the third metacarpal bone in his right hand," Wales physiotherapist Mark Davies said.
Personnel at branch medical X-rayed my hand and told me I had shattered the metacarpal bone in my pinky finger.