Metacarpal bones

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Metacarpal bones
Metacarpal bones (left hand) 01 palmar view with label.png
Metacarpals shown in red. Left hand, anterior (palmar) view.
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The five metacarpal bones, numbered. Left hand, anterior (palmar) view.
Details
Origins Carpal bones of wrist
Insertions Proximal phalanges
Articulations Carpometacarpal, intermetacarpal, metacarpophalangeal
Identifiers
Latin ossa metacarpalia
MeSH D050279, D008663
TA A02.4.09.001
FMA 9612
Anatomical terms of bone

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.