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Fifth Metacarpal: The fifth metacarpal is located in the hand, forming a portion of the palm area. The fifth metacarpal articulates with the fifth proximal phalanx of the little or pinkie finger and the hamate of the wrist. The functions of the fifth metacarpal include creating structure for and supporting the movement of the hand, creating insertion points for muscles and ligaments, and storing some minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus.
Conditions that can afflict the fifth metacarpal include boxer's fracture, blunted metacarpal, infection, trauma, fracture, arthritis, osteomyelitis and dislocations.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Fifth Metacarpal:
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