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The carpal tunnel

The carpal tunnel lies between

– on the ulnar side – the pisiform bone and the hook of the hamate bone and – on the radial side – the tubercle of the scaphoid bone and the trapezium bone.

It can be localized on the heel of the hand and somewhat towards the ulnar side. It […]

Dorsal

Radius and ulna are easily palpable. The styloid process of the radills descends a bit further distally than the styloid process of the ulna. The distal radioulnar joint can be recognized by grasping the distal end of the radius with one hand and the distal end of the ulna with the other, and by moving […]

Fracture of the Hook of the Hamate

The hook of the hamate bone projects anteriorly on the lateral side of the palm. A compression fracture of this bone is a rare injury, but it may occur in racket sports, baseball, ice hockey, and cycling if the handle of the racket, bat, club, stick or handlebar is compressed on to the hook of […]