Tag Archives: Carpals

Osteology Everywhere: Lithic Edition

It’s been a relaxing few months in Ann Arbor – lots of lounging around, sipping hot beverages around a warm fireplace, and quietly contemplating life. JUST KIDDING. I’ve been firing on all cylinders recently, dividing my time between applying for … Continue reading

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Identifying and Siding the Hamate

For the most part, I am a dependably frugal human – I pack my own lunch, I live with a roommate, and the average garment in my closet is curated for at least four years. However, when it comes to osteological … Continue reading

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OsteoMenagerie 4: The Capitate

Like all carpals, the capitate possesses a distinctive, irregular shape that makes it easy to identify and side. Unlike the other carpals, however, the capitate happens to look like one of the most notorious villains in cinematic history: Lord Voldemort…Just checking that … Continue reading

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OsteoMenagerie 2: The Scaphoid

For this week’s edition of OsteoMenagerie, we have the scaphoid, a bone of the wrist that clearly looks like a snail. Appropriately given last week’s OsteoMenagerie, another term for the scaphoid is the navicular, because it is similarly positioned to … Continue reading

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