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Hand

  • Philip Thorek
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Abstract

The hand is an organ that is directed by the will and is capable of a great variety of complicated movements. These movements are possible because of the highly co-ordinated actions of its intrinsic and extrinsic muscles and its numerous joints. The thumb is all-important to the hand, since the property of apposition depends on it; without this, the functional capacity of the hand is reduced greatly.

Keywords

Ulnar Nerve Flexor Tendon Tendon Sheath Metacarpal Bone Adductor Pollicis 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Thorek
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  1. 1.Thorek Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cook County Graduate School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois College of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.American College of Chest PhysiciansUSA

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