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Table 6 Measurements of the anatomical characteristics of the natural and 3D printed models of the metacarpal bones II-III-IV

From: Comparative assessment of anatomical details of thoracic limb bones of a horse to that of models produced via scanning and 3D printing

Anatomical characteristics Bones (mm) 3D-printed models (mm)
Thickness of the Trochlea of the metacarpal bone III - measured lateromedially 50.1 50.5
Trochlea crest of the metacarpal bone III 13.5 13.7
Thickness of the metacarpal bone II - craniocaudal measurement 21.9 23.2
Thickness of the metacarpal bone IV – craniocaudal measurement 20.3 20.4
Thickness of the distal end (button) of the metacarpal bone II – measured lateromedially 5.5 5.8
Length of metacarpal bone III – from the articular surface to crest of the trochlea 248.6 248.9