Metacarpal Bones (Ossa Metacarpalia)
Metacarpal bones are situated in between the wrist and phalanges. All the metacarpals have enlarged and mostly irregular base (basis metacarpalis) at the proximal end and the rounded heads (caput metacarpale) at the distal end. The mobility of the 1st and 5th metacarpal bone is relatively high as they are involved in the opposition–reposition motion.
Some specific features of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th metacarpal bone
Last update: 15/Jun/2022