What Is the Function of the Carpals?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 3:48:59 PM ET

The function of the carpals is to allow for the easy and free movement of the wrist. There are eight carpal bones: the scaphoid, the capitate, the trapezium, the trapezoid, the lunate, the triquetral, the pisiform and the hamate.