Bone & Joint Structure

The bones of the wrist and hand are divided into 3 regions: the carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges. The arrangement of these bones form 3 arches that are critical for successful object manipulation.

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Lorie Richards and Janice Loudon, University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Allied Health,
Occupational and Physical Therapy Education, October 1997