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Fourth Metacarpal

Summary Information: Fourth Metacarpal

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.

Closely Related Organs: Fourth Metacarpal

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Fourth Metacarpal:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Fourth Metacarpal

The following conditions are related to the organ: Fourth Metacarpal:

Other Names: Fourth Metacarpal

The following are other names for the organ: Fourth Metacarpal:

  • Fourth metacarpal bone

Sub Parts: Fourth Metacarpal

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Fourth Metacarpal:

  • Structure of the metacarpals

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Fourth Metacarpal

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Fourth Metacarpal:

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