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

Their interconnection

Indeed, these epiphyses touch each other on the sides and are attached together by a cartilaginous ligament. 24 The lower epiphyses are large as well, 25 and end in a round head [caput metacarpale] that is elongated from the outside of the hand to the inside; this is covered with cartilage and enters the concavity [basis phalangis] of the first bone of the fingers [phalanges proximales]. These epiphyses also touch each other on the sides, but not so tightly as the upper ones which are attached to the carpus; nevertheless, where they face each other they are hollowed out and put forth cartilaginous ligaments 26 by which they are strongly held together.



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