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1.3.1 Introduction to the hand


To understand the hand we’ll begin by looking at the bones and joints. Then we’ll look at some important pulleys, and then we’ll see the muscles. After that we’ll add the vessels and nerves, and lastly we’ll look at the skin.

The terms that we’ll use for orientation are ulnar and radial for the sides of the hand, radial being the side with the thumb, and palmar and dorsal, for the front and the back.

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