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Where is the carpal bone?

Where is the carpal bone?

A carpal bone : is a bone in the wrist. There are 8 carpal bones. Scaphoid. Lunate. Triquetrum. Pisiform. Trapezium. Trapezoid. Capitate. Hamate. They lie in between the radius and ulna proximally and the metacarpals of the hand distally towards the fingers. They provide stability yet can allow mobility in all three axes of motion. They are truly remarkable and hand surgeons and anatomists still learning ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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My carpal bones are fused together. How will this affect me?

My carpal bones are fused together. How will this affect me?

Carpal coalition: The most common form of fused carpal bones or carpal coalition is of the scaphoid and lunate. This is how you were born and your body has not needed to adapt to this as it is your normal variant. There is no evidence to lead us to believe that this will cause any untoward effects on your wrist in the future ...Read more

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What is lunate bone andwhich is carpal bone?

What is lunate bone andwhich is carpal bone?

It is a carpal bone: The lunate is one of 8 carpal bones which are the small bones that make up the wrist. ...Read more

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However, i don't think its tendonitis, because my carpal bones especially the ones near my thumbs are cracking and grinding together. Please Help?

However, i don't think its tendonitis, because my carpal bones especially the ones near my thumbs are cracking and grinding together. Please Help?

Sounds like U got...: ...an answer and R now questioning it. D'Quervains disease is tendinitis of the short flexor and long abductor 2 the thumb, and it can cause cracking squeaking and these 2 tendons R @ the base of the thumb, and the pain & noise is from the tendon sheath entering a tight tendon pulley right at the tip of the distal radius. does this sound like what U have? ...Read more

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What is the carpal bone called proximal to the ulna from the posterior view? lunate or scaphoid?

What is the carpal bone called proximal to the ulna from the posterior view? lunate or scaphoid?

Which row: Proximal or distal , you are looking for lunate . scaphoid is radial side ( proximal row radia to ulnar Scaphoid .lunate , triquetrum , pisiform ( SLTP ) distal row Trapezium , Trapezoid , Capitate , Hamate ( TTCH ) ...Read more

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Can you break one of the carpal bones in your hand and not have a lot of pain?

Can you break one of the carpal bones in your hand and not have a lot of pain?

Usually is painful: In most case a fracture of the carpal bone is painful. In certain cases it may be pain associated with activity. But in most cases a fracture is painful. Pain is experienced differently by different people so what one considers a "lot of pain" may vary. ...Read more

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How to tell difference between carpal bone fracture and sprain?

How to tell difference between carpal bone fracture and sprain?

By X-ray: Both will have pain swelling , loss of function x-ray will differentiate one from other ...Read more

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Had carpal release surgery last yr. But now I have a small lump like a bone sticking out of my wrist, it hurts quite abit but Dr says its nothing?

Had carpal release surgery last yr. But now I have a small lump like a bone sticking out of my wrist, it hurts quite abit but Dr says its nothing?

Need exam: Unfortunately this would take a physical examination as well as review of imaging studies to give a real answer, but there could be scar tissue there, or could be just anatomy you hadn't noticed there, or could be a cyst, etc. Consider a 2nd opinion if you're still concerned. ...Read more