A carpometacarpal joint that connects to metacarpal 1. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpometacarpal_joint#Thumb ]

Synonyms: carpometacarpal joint of thumb carpometacarpal joint of pollex carpometacarpal joint of digit I

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

pheno_slim

has related synonym

TMJ

carpometacarpal joint of the thumb

trapeziometacarpal joint

id

UBERON:0011265

taxon notes

In humans it connects the trapezium to the first metacarpal bone, plays an irreplaceable role in the normal functioning of the thumb. The most important joint connecting the wrist to the metacarpus, osteoarthritis of the TMC is a severely disabling condition; up to twenty times more common among old women than in average