Triquetral Bone

Author: Dr Peter de Souza
Last modified: 13 December 2020

Triquetral Bone

The structure indicated is the triquetral bone of the hand.

There are three groups of bones in the hand:

  1. Carpal bones (8 in total)
  2. Metacarpal bones
  3. Phalanges

The carpal bones are separated into two rows:

  1. Proximal row
  2. Distal row

The triquetral bone is one of four bones in the proximal row of carpals (scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, pisiform). The triquetral bone is located medially in the hand and articulates with the pisiform bone, the hamate and lunate bones. On the medial aspect of the volar surface of the triquetral bone is a facet for articulation with the small pisiform bone.

Learn more about the anatomy of the bones of the hand in this tutorial.