Picture of hamate

Bone & Joint Structure: Carpals

The proximal surface of the hamate is convex for articulation with the concave proximal carpals. The distal surface articulates with the fourth and fifth metacarpals. The medial surface convex proximally and concave distally articulating with the triquetrum. The lateral surface articulates with the capitate by a facet covering all but its distal palmar angle.


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Lorie Richards and Janice Loudon, October 1997