Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 25 On the Carpus

How many bones are conterminous to the sixth

The sixth carpal bone [os trapezoideum] is attached to two metacarpal bones, viz. that which precedes the index finger and — inconspicuously — the one that is placed beneath the middle finger. It is attached to three carpal bones: it receives the first bone in its own depression, and with its own protrusion 46 it enters the depression of the fifth bone; then it is articulated to the seventh by the most slightly protruding capitulum, or rather by a level surface, and it is the smallest bone of the lower row as the seventh is the largest. The fifth and the eighth are of a middling sort, though the eighth is a little larger than the fifth.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 25 On the Carpus