Aaah, palpating the carpal bones is always a treat. Learning word origins is even better.
Hey there scaphoid bone hanging on my proximal radial side…or should I say “little boat”
From the Greek skaphos
The carpal bone are sooo tiny. You have EIGHT whole bones in about a two finger width space at the base of your hand:
So guess what?
ITS ON THE TINIES CUP EVER !
There are two “boats”, one carpel in the wrist and one tarsal at the ankle. Both bones were originally called navicular (L. = boat). But that apparently was confusing. “My patient broke her navicular bone.” “Well, which one??”. So they renamed the one in the wrist the scaphoid. (Gr = boat).
I’ve got boat-loads of trivia stored in my potentiated synaptic relays.
Ha ha, ooh good! Then when I’m at a loss for a cup to make I’ll just “pick your brain” !
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