The etymology derives from the Latin hamatus "hooked," from hamus which means "hook."
The inferior surface articulates with the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, by concave facets which are separated by a ridge.
The dorsal surface is triangular and rough for ligamentous attachment.
The medial surface articulates with the triangular bone by an oblong facet, cut obliquely from above, downward and medialward.
The lateral surface articulates with the capitate by its upper and posterior part, the remaining portion being rough, for the attachment of ligaments.
It is also a common injury in baseball players. A number of professional baseball players have had the bone removed during the course of their careers.
If the hamate bone is broken, it immobilizes your ring finger, pinky finger, and wrist until it is healed.
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