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Hand muscles

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Synonyms: hand musculature, muscles of the hand
German: Handmuskeln

1 Definition

The hand muscles are the short skeletal muscles, which are located in the area of ​​hand. When looking at the muscles of the hand, a distinction is made between: the thenar musculature located radially to the ball of the thumb; the ulnar hypothenar musculature of the balls of the little finger; and the muscles of the palm.

The bones of the hand, linked to one another via joints, are also able to be moved by the forearm muscles.

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2 Classification

2.1 thenar muscles

2.2 hypothenar muscles

2.3 Palmar muscles


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