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Proximal Articular Area of Fifth Metacarpal Bone
Skeletal System

Proximal Articular Area of Fifth Metacarpal Bone

Area articularis proximalis ossis quinti metacarpi

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The proximal articular area of the fifth metacarpal bone consists of the superior and lateral aspects of the base of the bone that articulate with adjacent bones. It includes the proximal and fourth metacarpal articular facets.

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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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