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Definition of Bones of the arm, wrist and hand

Bones of the arm, wrist and hand: There are 64 bones in the upper extremity. They consist of 10 shoulder and arm, 16 wrist and 38 hand bones.

  • The 10 shoulder and arm bones are the clavicle, scapula, humerus, radius, and ulna on each side.
  • The 16 wrist bones are the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate on each side.
  • The 38 hand bones are the 10 metacarpal bones and 28 phalanges (finger bones).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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