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

The process of the eighth bone

Indeed, the eighth bone has this too as its special property that on its inner surface where it more or less faces the hollow of the palm it puts forth a noteworthy process [hamulus ossis hamati] (O in figs 1, 3, 6) that inclines from the outside [lateralis] towards the inside [medialis] and is carved out like the letter C on its inner side. This is to make a suitable place where the tendons of the muscles [mm. flexor digitorum superficialis et profundus, tendines] (proceding from the forearm) that flex the fingers may conveniently be carried and enclosed.



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