Number of Bones in a Human Hand?


There are 27 bones in a human hand, 14 of them are the phalanges, the carpus or wrist account for 8 and the metacarpus or palm contains 5 which make up a total of 27 bones. The reason why hands have a number of bones is because they are the main structures for physically manipulating the environment, used for both gross motor skills (such as grasping a large object) and fine motor skills.
Q&A Related to "Number of Bones in a Human Hand?"
27, plus up to 5 Accessory Bones. 8 Carpals. 5 Metacarpals. 14 Phalanges. Up to 5 Sesamoids.
metacarples maybe.
The human hand contains 27
Not Medical Advice: There are 27 bones in the human hand. In addition, a human body has 206 bones.
1 Additional Answer Answer for: number of bones in a human hand
The bones of the hand consist of eight carpal bones (wrist), five metacarpals (palm), and fourteen phalanges (fingers) for a total of 27 bones.
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