Showing posts with label Hand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hand. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Phalangeal Ligaments


We just learned about the Metacarpal Ligaments that connect your metacarpal bones together in your hand.

The metacarpal bones in the hand connect to the finger bones called phalanges, and there are phalangeal ligaments connecting the metacarpal bones together, and the finger bones together.

The joints where the bones connect has padding to keep the bones from smashing into each other, and also keeps them stuck together so they can't be pulled apart.


(from: wikipedia - metacarpophalangeal joint)

The finger bones have ligaments that go over and under the fingers, to help your fingers stretch out or close into a fist.


(from: wikipedia - palmar plate)

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Metacarpal Ligaments


We just learned about the Intercarpal Ligaments that hold your wrist bones together.

Another group of ligaments in your hand are the Metacarpal Ligaments.

These tie the bones together in your hand, right by your big knuckles, so your hand stays together.


(from: wikipedia - deep transverse metacarpal ligament)


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Carpal Ligaments


We just learned about the Radioulnar ligaments that connect the forearm bones.

Another set of ligaments is the Carpal Ligaments, that connect the radius and ulna to the carpal bones in the wrist.

There are six different ligaments, all named for where they are and what they connect.
The bones are the radius, ulna and carpals.
The places are "dorsal" back or top of the hand, "palmar" palm side of the hand, and "collateral" sides of the wrist.

Dorsal radiocarpal - Top of the hand, connects radius to carpal
Dorsal ulnocarpal - Top of the hand, connects ulna to carpal

Palmar radiocarpal - Palm side of the hand, connects radius to carpal
Palmar ulnocarpal - Palm side of the hand, connects ulna to carpal

Ulnar collateral - Side of the wrist, connects ulna to carpal
Radial collateral - Side of the wrist, connects radius to carpal


(from: wikipedia - radial collateral ligament of wrist joint)


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Superficial Palmar Venous Arch


We just learned about the Dorsal Venous Network of the Hand

The veins on the bottom or palm side of your hand are called the Superficial Palmar Venous Arch.

These veins are much smaller and can't really be seen from the skin, but they are right up along the arteries in the palm.

(from: wikipedia - superficial palmar venous arch)


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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dorsal Venous Network of the Hand


We just learned about the Radial and Ulnar Veins in the forearm and wrist that bring deoxygenated blood back toward the heart.

There are veins on the top or back of your hand, called the dorsal side, that stick out a lot, and are sometimes used by doctors when they need to put a needle into your veins.

These large veins are called the dorsal venous network of the hand.

The word dorsal means top, like the dorsal fin on top of a dolphin's back, so the dorsal veins are on the top or back of your hand.
The palmar veins are by the palm of your hand.


(from: wikipedia - dorsal venous network of hand)


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Palmar Digital Arteries


We know that the ulnar and radial arteries in the forearm lead to the palmar arch arteries in the palm of the hand.

After that the arteries go into the palmar digital arteries.
There are two palmar digital arteries, the common and proper.


(from: wikipedia - proper palmar digital arteries)


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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Palmar Arch


We know that the subclavian artery in the chest goes to the axillary artery in the armpit and then the brachial artery in the upper arm, then the ulnar and radial arteries in the forearm.

After that the radial and ulnar arteries go to the deep palmar arch and the superficial palmar arch which both bring blood to your hand.

(from: wikipedia - superficial palmar arch)


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Palmar interossei hand muscles


The palmar interossei muscles in your hand are the muscles in between the metacarpal finger bones that are part of your hand.

They are used to squeeze your fingers together.
dorsal interossei
(from: wikipedia - palmar interossei)


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dorsal interossei hand muscles


The dorsal interossei muscles in your hand are the muscles in between the metacarpal finger bones that are part of your hand.

They are used to spread your fingers apart.
dorsal interossei
(from: wikipedia - dorsal interossei)


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lumbrical hand muscles


The lumbrical muscles in your hand are the muscles in between the metacarpal finger bones that are part of your hand.

They help you stick your fingers straight out.

lumbrical
(from: wikipedia - lumbricals of the hand)


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hypothenar


We just learned about the thenar muscle in the hand by the thumb.

The other big muscle in your hand that you can feel is called the hypothenar.
It's over on the side of your hand by your pinky, and it controls all the movement of your pinky finger.

hypothenar
(from: wikipedia - hypothenar)



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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hand muscles - Thenar


Just like the wrist muscles, there are many muscles in your hand that do different things.

Let's start with the thenar muscle.

The big muscle that's part of your thumb is called the thenar.

It's responsible for all the movements of your thumb!
thenar
(from: wikipedia - thenar eminence)


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Forearm Extensors


Let's keep learning about the muscles in the human body!

Last time we learned about how the Forearm flexors are used to help flex your elbow together.

Even though the forearm muscles are smaller than biceps, there are a few other important muscles there too.

The extensor muscles are the ones you use when you move the back of your hand up toward your forearm,
or when you open up your hand and spread out your fingers.

forearm extensors
(from: wikipedia - extrinsic extensor muscles of the hand)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Distal phalanges


The finger tip bones in your fingers are called the distal phalanges.

There are only four of them in your hand, because your thumb has one less bone than the rest of your fingers.
distalphalanges
(from: wikipedia - distal phalanges)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Proximal phalanges


The first bones in your fingers closest to the main part of your hand are called the proximal phalanges.
proximal phalanges
(from: wikipedia - proximal phalanges)

There are five of them numbered one through five, starting with your thumb bone and going toward your pinky.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hand bones - metacarpals


The bones in your hand are called your metacarpals.

If you feel in your hand, you can feel the long thin bones going out toward each knuckle and finger.
metacarpals
(from: wikipedia - hand)

The metacarpal bones are numbered one through five, starting with your thumb bone and going toward your pinky.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wrist bones - carpals


The bones in your wrist are called your carpals.

You can't even really feel them all, but there are eight carpal bones in there!
carpals
(From: Wikipedia - hand)

The bones have crazy names like scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and hamate.

Whew!