Metacarpus

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Bone: Metacarpal bones
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Metacarpals shown in red. Left hand, anterior (palmar) view.
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The five metacarpal bones, numbered. Left hand, anterior (palmar) view.
Latin ossa metacarpalia
Gray's subject #55 227
Origins Carpal bones of wrist
Insertions Proximal phalanges
Articulations Carpometacarpal, intermetacarpal, metacarpophalangeal
MeSH Metacarpus

The metacarpus is the intermediate part of the hand skeleton. It is between the phalanges (bones of the fingers) distally and the carpals which form the connection to the forearm. The metacarpus consists of metacarpal bones.