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Fourth Metacarpal: The fourth metacarpal is located in the hand, forming a portion of the palm area. The fourth metacarpal articulates with the fourth proximal phalanx of the ring finger and some of the carpals of the wrist. The functions of the fourth 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 fourth metacarpal include boxer's fracture, blunted metacarpal, infection, trauma, fracture, arthritis, osteomyelitis and dislocations.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Fourth Metacarpal:
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The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Fourth Metacarpal:
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