Picture of capitate

Bone & Joint Structure: Carpals

The proximal surface (head) of the capitate is convex to fit with the concave surfaces of the scaphoid and lunate. The distal surface articulates with the third metacarpal and a small angle bears a facet for the fourth metacarpal. The lateral border is concave for the medial side of the second metacarpal. The medial border has a large facet for the hamate.


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Lorie Richards and Janice Loudon, October 1997