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
OriginsCarpal bones of wrist
InsertionsProximal phalanges
ArticulationsCarpometacarpal, intermetacarpal, metacarpophalangeal
Identifiers
Latinossa metacarpalia
MeSHD050279, D008663
TAA02.4.09.001
FMA9612
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.