Carpal bones

The carpal bones are the eight bones of the wrist that form the articulation of the forearm with the hand. They can be divided in two rows:

The names and order of these bones can be remember through various mnemonics.

Upper limb anatomy
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rID: 33702
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • carpus
  • carpals
  • carpalia
  • ossa carpalia
  • ossa carpi
  • carpal bone

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    Bones of the wris...
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    Figure 2: normal alignment of carpal bones
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    Figure 3: carpal bones
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    Case 1: normal image of carpal bones and hand
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