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Bony Landmarks

 
 
 
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Bony Landmarks of the Wrist

Head of ulna - proximally, articulating with the radial head.
Styloid process of ulna - distally.
Head of radius - proxiamlly, articulating with the distal humerus and radial head.
Styloid process of radius - distally, attaching to the brachioradialis.

Bony Landmarks of the Hand

Proximal carpal bones - scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform
Distal carpal bones - trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate (including hook of hamate)
Metacarpals - palpate the bases, bodies and heads of each of the metacarpals. Squeeze across the metacarpal heads.
Phalanges - proximal, intermediate (2-5), and distal.
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