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Pisiform bone
2012-06-29 12:05:20

The pisiform bone (pisiforme or lentiform bone) is a small knobbly, pea-shaped bone of the wrist. It is found in the proximal row of the carpus, located where the ulna joins the carpus (wrist). This bone only articulates with the triquetral. The pisiform bone is typically known by its small size, and by presenting a single articular facet. It is situated on a plane anterior to the other...

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