Medical Definition of Bones of the arm, wrist and hand

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Bones of the arm, wrist and hand: There are 64 bones in the upper extremity. They consist of 10 shoulder and arm, 16 wrist and 38 hand bones.

  • The 10 shoulder and arm bones are the clavicle, scapula, humerus, radius, and ulna on each side.
  • The 16 wrist bones are the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate on each side.
  • The 38 hand bones are the 10 metacarpal bones and 28 phalanges (finger bones).

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018

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