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What is lunate bone andwhich is carpal bone?

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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Hand Surgery 15 years experience
It is a carpal bone: The lunate is one of 8 carpal bones which are the small bones that make up the wrist.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
LUNATE: is a carpal bone or a bone of the wrist, it is one of 8 bones of the wrist. Lunate or the "moon shaped" bone it looks a bit like crescent moon or perhaps like a profile of a crescent shaped cookie. It is one of the bones of the proximal row, it articulates with the radius and is attached by interosseous ligaments to the scaphoid and triqetrum to form the proximal of 2 rows of wrist bones.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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