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Bone: Metacarpals
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The five metacarpal bones, numbered.
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Multiple fractures of the metacarpals (aka broken hand).

The metacarpus is the intermediate part of the hand skeleton. It is between the phalanges (bones of the fingers) distally and the carpus which forms the connection to the forearm. The metacarpus consists of metacarpal bones.

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