We believe education is the greatest gift osteology can share and that every human specimen can contribute to the advancement of science. These specimens are provided to us by retired physicians, medical researchers, dental professionals, and former university medical programs. We also work with accredited donor programs. A small sample - often antiques that simply do not qualify for medical/research grade usage - are made available to osteology enthusiasts worldwide so that they may continue to educate and inform.
The carpus (wrist) is formed from eight small bones collectively referred to as the carpal bones. The carpal bones are bound in two groups of four bones:
- the pisiform, triquetrum, lunate and scaphoid on the upper end of the wrist
- the hamate, capitate, trapezoid and trapezium on the lower side of the hand.
Other bones of the hand are:
- the metacarpals ‚ the five bones that comprise the middle part of the hand
- the phalanges (singular phalanx) ‚ the 14 narrow bones that make up the fingers of each hand. Each finger has three phalanges (the distal, middle, and proximal); the thumb has two.
- These bones are sold individually. You will receive one single bone.
- The photos shown are examples of what your specimen will approximately look like. Each bone is unique and will vary slightly in size, shape, color, etc.
- 1. Carpal Set
- 1a. Pisiform
- 1b. Triquetral
- 1c. Lunate
- 1d. Schaphoid
- 1e. Hamate
- 1f. Capitate
- 1g. Trapezoid
- 1h. Trapezium
- 2. Metacarpal 2nd - 5th (Index-Pinkie)
- 3. Proximal
- 3T. Proximal (Thumb)
- 4. Intermediate
- 45-F. Composite Finger (Single) (Contains 3 bones)