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Old 04-19-2005, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: False anatomy

fingers are phalanges = 14 bones,
then there are the metacarpals (5 bones) between the phalanges and the carpals (wrist) = 8 bones

Technically the wrist is not part of the hand.

The hand consists of phalanges + metacarpals.

Even though the wrist is a joint, it is part of the anatomy we contribute to be called the hand because of association = gives movement to the hand.
Totalling 27 bones.

When you break your hand, the doctor does consider the wrist as part of the hand. But he will ask was it the hand or just the wrist? However, you will see the doctor specify wrist if it were the wrist. But the wrist is not part of the hand.
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