2. Carpals

Eight carpal bones are held in place by ligaments positioned in two rows of four. They make physical contact with each other and with bones in the wrist, which contains multiple joints between the hand and forearm. Two carpal bones, the scaphoid and lunate, and the radius bone of the forearm, are part of a lower wrist joint. Two carpal bone rows form the other part of this lower joint.

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