Skeleton of the wrist
May 28, 2022
The skeleton of the wrist (Carpus) in humans consists of 8 bones arranged in 2 rows. The first proximal row of bones is articulated to the bones of the forearms, the second distal row of bones is articulated to the bones (ossa metacarpi). Names of the first proximal row of bones from the thumb side: shuttle-shaped (also boat-shaped, os scaphoideum), crescent-shaped k. (Os lunatum), triangular (triangular) k. (Os triquetrum), pea k. (Os pisiforme) Names of the second distal row of bones from the thumb side: trapezoidal k. (Os trapesium), trapezoidal k.-smaller than trapezoid (os trapesoideum), capillary k (os capitatum), hooked k (os hamatum) All bones are articulated to each other and this ensures the mobility of the palm (hand).