Picture of 1st - 5th Metacarpals

Bone & Joint Structure: Metacarpals

The metacarpals make up the "knuckles" of the hand. The base lies proximal and the head lies distal.


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Trapezium | Trapezoid | Capitate | Hamate | 1st Metacarpal | 2nd-4th Metacarpals | 5th Metacarpal | Carpometacarpal Joint |
Metacarpophalangeal Joint | Carpals | Phalanges | Arches | Bone & Joint Structure | Help | Hand Kinesiology

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