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Wrist joint anatomy. Artwork of the bones (yellow) and ligaments (blue) of the wrist joint, in longitudinal section. The left hand has been sectioned in a palmar aspect to expose the synovial cavities and ligaments (blue) connecting the eight carpal bones in the wrist joint: scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform (bottom); trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate (top). Across top are the metacarpal bones of the palm (thumb at left). At lower right are the wrist ends of the lower arm bones, the radius (left) and the ulna (right). The phalanges (finger bones) are not shown.
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