What is it about?

An overview of hand anatomy to facilitate systematic and thorough assessment of hand injuries.

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Why is it important?

The hand contains many specialized structures which work in synchrony providing precise motor biomechanics and fine tactile senses. Our hands can be affected by a wide range of conditions, congenital and acquired. Even minor traumatic injuries can result in significant stiffness and loss of function. Management of these hand conditions requires a sound knowledge of anatomy.

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This page is a summary of: Hand anatomy, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, March 2016, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/hmed.2016.77.3.c34.
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