Anatomy Fracture Hand Wrist

Anatomy 101: Wrist Bones


The wrist bones and hand bones give you the support and flexibility needed to move your hand in all different ways and control objects of all shapes and sizes. There are eight bones in the wrist:

  1. Scaphoid
  2. Lunate
  3. Triquetrum
  4. Trapezoid
  5. Trapezium
  6. Capitate
  7. Hamate

The scaphoid bone is the most commonly injured wrist bone, typically resulting in a scaphoid fracture.

Learn more about the bones of the wrist with the interactive anatomy tool from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

You may also like
Avoiding Hand Injuries in the Kitchen
A Surgeon’s Story of a Hand Transplant
Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Pumpkin Carving Tools

Leave Your Comment

Your Comment*

Your Name*
Your Webpage