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Hands

The hand is part of the upper limb below the forearm and wrist. In the supinated anatomical position, the palm is facing anteriorly and the dorsum posteriorly. The bones of the hand are:

The wrist joint is superior. Hand movement is complex and occurs across many joints, including those involved in wrist flexion.

See these articles for radiographic positioning:

Article information

rID: 41565
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Palm of the hand
  • Hand (anatomy)

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: flexor insertions at the hand and wrist
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  • Figure 1: extensor insertions at the hand and wrist
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  • Figure 2a: muscle attachments (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 2b: muscle attachments (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 3a: normal anatomy (frontal)
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  • Figure 3b: normal anatomy (oblique)
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