Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Hand

  • Ton A. R. SchreudersEmail author
  • J. Wim Brandsma
  • Henk J. Stam


The anatomy and biomechanics of the different structures of the hand are described in this chapter. All of these structures can be injured, and because of the intimate relationships of these structures, they influence each other and can work against restoration of normal movement but can also be used in the benefit of the rehabilitation of the hand.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ton A. R. Schreuders
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Wim Brandsma
    • 2
  • Henk J. Stam
    • 3
  1. 1.Rehabilitation MedicineErasmus MC University Medical CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Consultant hand therapist – Hoevelaken/NetherlandsHoevelakenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Rehabilitation Medicine and Physical TherapyErasmus MC University Medical CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands

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