Carpal bones

Dr Phillip Marsh and Dr Tim Luijkx et al.

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.

Anatomy: Upper limb
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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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    Figure 4: carpal bones
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    Case 1: normal image of carpal bones and hand
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    Carpal bones: annotated x-ray
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