Equine Carpus Posterior View

Equine carpus posterior view in greyscale
Equine carpus posterior view in color



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This traditional carbondust study of the equine carpus posterior view was created during the creation of my masters thesis project where I was studying type 1 and type 2 equine osteoarthritis and how it affects the joints of the horse. To complete the study of this complex joint there are also illustrations of the anterior view, medial view and lateral view.

This illustration has been adapted into a digital color version for certain applications, such as magazine publications, in which more natural bone coloration was preferred over the original greyscale version. Both versions can be viewed on the slider on this page. These images are available with or without labeling as needed.

Key Elements of equine carpus posterior view:

  • Radius bone
  • Radial carpal bone
  • Ulnar carpal bone
  • Accessory carpal bone
  • Intermediate carpal bone
  • Second carpal bone
  • Third carpal bone
  • Fourth carpal bone
  • Second metacarpal bone
  • Third metacarpal bone
  • Fourth metacarpal bone