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Distal Articular Facet of Fifth Metacarpal Bone
Skeletal System

Distal Articular Facet of Fifth Metacarpal Bone

Facies articularis distalis ossis quinti metacarpi

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The distal articular facet of the fifth metacarpal bone is the convex, inferior area of its head. It articulates with the proximal articular facet found on the proximal phalanx of the little finger, forming the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint.

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Metacarpal Bone

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The dorsally convex metacarpal bones act as skeletal arches to provide a gliding surface for the long extensor tendons and a concavity in which the long flexors and lumbrical muscles tuck away into the palm.

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