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Wrist Anatomy

Aka: Wrist Anatomy, Carpal Bone, Scaphoid, Carpal Navicular, Lunate, Triquetrum, Pisiform, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate, Hamate, Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex, TFCC
  1. See Also
    1. Wrist Exam
    2. Hand Anatomy
    3. Hand Exam
  2. Images
    1. WristCarpalBones.gif
  3. Wrist Bones Mnemonic
    1. Proximal Row (Radial to ulnar wrist)
      1. Scaphoid or Carpal Navicular (Some)
        1. Links proximal to distal carpal row
      2. Lunate (Lovers)
      3. Triquetrum (Try)
      4. Pisiform (Positions)
    2. Distal Row (Radial to ulnar wrist)
      1. Trapezium/Greater multangular (That)
      2. Trapezoid/Lesser multangular (They)
      3. Capitate (Can't)
      4. Hamate (Handle)
  4. Wrist structures
    1. Carpal Tunnel
      1. Bordered by transverse carpal ligament
      2. Components of Carpal Tunnel
        1. Finger flexors (9 tendons) course through tunnel
        2. Median Nerve
      3. Injured in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    2. Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC)
      1. Articular disc
      2. Divides ulna from proximal carpal row
      3. Injured in Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury

Structure of pisiform bone of hand (C0223729)

Definition (MSH) A pea-shaped carpal bone that actually sits in the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.
Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
MSH D051220
English Bone of pisiform, Bone of pisiform bone, Os Pisiforme, Pisiform, Pisiform Bone, Pisiform bone of hand, Pisiform Bones, Structure of pisiform bone of hand
Spanish estructura del hueso pisiforme de la mano, hueso pisiforme de la mano
Parent Concepts Bone structure of carpus (C0007285), Bone structure of proximal carpus (C0584555), Structure of short bone (C0222648), Wrist (C0043262), Structure of pisiform bone of hand (C0223729), Entire proximal carpal bone (C0584557), Organ component of pisiform (C0825273)
Sources MSH , MTH, NCI, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT, UWDA
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Structure of capitate bone (C0223733)

Definition (MSH) A carpal bone with a rounded head located between the TRAPEZOID BONE and the HAMATE BONE.
Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
MSH D051224
English Bone of capitate, Bone of capitate bone, Capitate, Capitate Bone, Capitate Bones, Great carpal bone, Os capitatum, Structure of capitate bone, Third carpal bone
Spanish estructura del hueso grande, hueso carpiano grande, hueso grande, tercer hueso carpiano
Parent Concepts Bone structure of carpus (C0007285), Bone structure of distal carpus (C0584556), Structure of short bone (C0222648), Wrist (C0043262), Structure of capitate bone (C0223733), Entire distal carpal bone (C0584558), Organ component of capitate (C0825294)
Sources MSH , MTH, NCI, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT, UWDA
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Bone structure of hamate (C0560737)

Definition (MSH) A carpal bone located between the CAPITATE BONE and the TRIQUETRUM BONE. The hamate has a prominent process that projects anteriorly.
Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
MSH D051225
English Bone of hamate, Bone of hamate bone, Bone structure of hamate, Fourth carpal bone, Hamate, Hamate Bone, Hamate Bones, Os Hamatum, Unciform bone, Uncinate bone
Spanish cuarto hueso carpiano, estructura osea de hueso ganchoso, hueso ganchoso, hueso unciforme, hueso uncinado
Parent Concepts Bone structure of carpus (C0007285), Bone structure of distal carpus (C0584556), Wrist (C0043262), Bone structure of hamate (C0560737), Entire distal carpal bone (C0584558), Organ component of hamate (C0825301)
Sources MSH , MTH, NCI, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT, UWDA
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Trapezoid bone structure (C0223741)

Definition (NCI) A bone in the distal row of the carpus; it articulates with the second metacarpal, trapezium, capitate, and scaphoid.
Definition (MSH) A carpal bone which is located between the TRAPEZIUM BONE and the CAPITATE BONE.
Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
MSH D051223
English Bone of trapezoid, Bone of trapezoid bone, Lesser multangular bone, Lesser Multiangular Bone, Os Trapezoideum, Second carpal bone, Trapezoid, Trapezoid Bone, Trapezoid bone structure, Trapezoid Bones
Spanish estructura del hueso trapezoide, hueso multiangular menor, hueso trapezoide, segundo hueso carpiano
Parent Concepts Bone structure of carpus (C0007285), Bone structure of distal carpus (C0584556), Structure of short bone (C0222648), Wrist (C0043262), Trapezoid bone structure (C0223741), Entire distal carpal bone (C0584558), Organ component of trapezoid (C0825287)
Sources MSH , MTH, NCI, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT, UWDA
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Structure of triangular bone (C0223739)

Definition (MSH) A carpal bone which is located between the LUNATE BONE and HAMATE BONE.
Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
MSH D051221
English Cuneiform bone of hand, Os Triquetrum, Structure of triangular bone, Triangular bone, Triquetral, Triquetral Bone, Triquetral Bones, Triquetrum, Triquetrum Bone, Triquetrum Bones, Ulnar carpal bone
Spanish estructura del hueso triquetro, hueso carpiano cubital, hueso piramidal, hueso triquetro
Parent Concepts Bone structure of carpus (C0007285), Bone structure of proximal carpus (C0584555), Structure of short bone (C0222648), Wrist (C0043262), Entire proximal carpal bone (C0584557)
Sources MSH , MTH, NCI, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT, UWDA
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Semilunar Bone (C0036624)

Definition (MSH) A moon-shaped carpal bone which is located between the SCAPHOID BONE and TRIQUETRUM BONE.
Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
MSH D012667
English Intermediate carpal bone, Lunate, Lunate Bone, Lunate Bones, Os Lunatum, Semilunar Bone, Semilunar Bones, Structure of lunate bone
Spanish estructura del hueso semilunar, hueso carpiano intermedio, hueso semilunar
Parent Concepts Bone structure of carpus (C0007285), Bone structure of proximal carpus (C0584555), Structure of short bone (C0222648), Wrist (C0043262), Entire proximal carpal bone (C0584557)
Sources MSH , MTH, NCI, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT, UWDA
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Bone structure of trapezium (C0223736)

Definition (NCI) A bone of the carpus at the base of the first metacarpal, or thumb.
Definition (MSH) A carpal bone adjacent to the TRAPEZOID BONE.
Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
MSH D051222
English Bone of trapezial bone, Bone of trapezium, Bone structure of trapezium, First carpal bone, Greater multangular bone, Greater Multiangular Bone, Os Trapezium, Trapezial bone, Trapezial bone structure, Trapezium, Trapezium Bone, Trapezium Bones
Spanish estructura del hueso trapecio, hueso trapecio, primer hueso carpiano, trapecio
Parent Concepts Bone structure of carpus (C0007285), Bone structure of distal carpus (C0584556), Wrist (C0043262), Bone structure of trapezium (C0223736), Entire distal carpal bone (C0584558), Organ component of trapezium (C0825280)
Sources MSH , MTH, NCI, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT, UWDA
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Scaphoid bone (C0223724)

Definition (MSH) The bone which is located most lateral in the proximal row of CARPAL BONES.
Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
MSH D021361
English Bone of scaphoid, Bone of scaphoid bone, Bone structure of scaphoid, Hand Navicular Bone, Hand Navicular Bones, Navicular bone of forefoot, Navicular Bone of Hand, Os Naviculare Manus, Os Scaphoideum, Radial carpal bone, Scaphoid, Scaphoid Bone, Scaphoid Bones
Spanish estructura osea del escafoides, hueso escafoides, hueso navicular de la extremidad anterior, hueso navicular de la mano
Parent Concepts Bone structure of carpus (C0007285), Bone structure of proximal carpus (C0584555), Wrist (C0043262), Scaphoid bone (C0223724), Entire proximal carpal bone (C0584557), Organ component of scaphoid (C0825254)
Sources MSH , MTH, NCI, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT, UWDA
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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