Palm of the Hand

The hand is one of the most useful structures in the human body and injuries to the hand should be taken care of carefully and immediately. Plastic surgery of the hand is a specialty of medicine and the surgeon must know the anatomy of the hand exceptionally well. We will approach the anatomy of the hand just as we have the rest of the upper limb, starting out with the skeleton of the hand, which consists of 27 bones, more than half of the bones making up the entire upper limb.

Bones of the hand

Carpal bones
  • 1. scaphoid
  • 2. lunate
  • 3. triquetrum
  • 4. pisiform
  • 5. trapezium
  • 6. trapezoid
  • 7. capitate
  • 8. hamate
    • hook of hamate
Metacarpal bones
  • 9. I
  • 10. II
  • 11. III
  • 12. IV
  • 13. V
Phalanges
  • proximal 14
  • middle 15
  • distal 16
bones of wrist and hand

Table of Muscles Flexor Retinaculum & Palmar Aponeurosis


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