Carpal Bones


Bone Name
Carpal Bones

Skeletal Division
Appendicular

Description
The carpal skeleton in found in the fore limb and consists of six which is arranged in two rows proximal or antibrachial and distal or metacarpal. The proximal row consists of four bones which are the radial, intermediate, ulnar and accessory. In the distal row the first carpal is absent, the second and third are fused and forth is separate.

Articulation
With the radius and ulna on the proximal end and the metacarpal on the distal end

Number
Six

Location
Distal area of the forelimb

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