X-Ray of the hand; CFCF, Wikimedia (CC By 3.0)
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Bones and Muscles of the Hands
Bones and Muscles of the Hands Short tutorial by Simon Cotterill.
Bones of the hands, by Mariana Villarreal
The 27 bones of the hand
The 8 Carpal Bones
Hand highlighting the Carpus by Dr.Jochen Lengerke, public domain image c/o. Wikimedia Commons.
Left hand anterior view (palmar view)
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S:  scaphoid L:  lunate T:  triquetrum P:  pisiform T:  trapezium T:  trapezoid C:  capitate H:  hamate
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muscles which originate outside the hand. They are groups of long flexors and extensors located on the foream which insert via long tendons into the hand.
The muscles that move the hand are classified into two groups; the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles.
muscles are situated totally within the hand. They are subdivided into 4 groups: the thenar, hypothenar, lumbrical, and interossei muscles.
Transverse section of the wrist. Includes Flexor and Extensor muscles from the forearm which feed into the hand.
Transverse section of the wrist; Wikimedia Commons. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand #1
Adapted from image by OpenStax College c/o Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)
Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand #2
Muscles of the Hand.Video by
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Thanks to Peter de Souza and Jack Hurley for all their anatomy videosfreely available at AnatomyZone.
Bones and Muscles of the Hands Tutorial (v 0.1) by Simon Cotterill.
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