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 26 On the Metacarpus

Epiphyses 22

They all have an epiphysis above (Q in fig. 2, ch. 25) and below (R in the same fig.; see the others in turn from there, comparing the first fig. to the second). 23 The upper [proximalis] (the place where it attaches is sometimes not visible even in children) is joined to the carpal bones, as we stated before, and these bones are somewhat wider at this point on the outside [prospectus dorsalis] than on the inside [prospectus palmaris] in order for the metacarpus together with the carpus better to form a convex surface on the outside and a hollow one inside.



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 26 On the Metacarpus