Hand Anatomy

Andy Neill of Emergency Medicine Ireland has done an amazing job of creating a series of Anatomy For Emergency Medicine Podcasts and Visual Resources on Vimeo and iTunes.


Video tutorials on Hand Anatomy


Hand Anatomy | Lingo and soft tissues

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Hand Anatomy | The Finger tip

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Hand Anatomy | The Fingers

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Eaton Classification

Eaton type I: hyperextension mechanism of injury with an avulsion of the volar plate and a longitudinal tear of the collateral ligaments; the opposing joint surface remain congruent

Eaton type II: dorsal dislocation of the PIP joint with avulsion of the volar plate; there is complete tear of the collateral ligament

Eaton type III

  • Eaton type IIIa
    • fracture dislocation with an avulsed small fragment <40% of articular surface
    • dorsal aspect of the collateral ligament remains attached to the middle phalanx
  • Eaton type IIIb
    • fracture dislocation with fracture or impaction of the articular surface of more than 40%
Hand Anatomy | Extensor Tendons

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Hand Anatomy | Flexor tendons

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Hand Anatomy | Nerve Supply

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Hand Anatomy | Intrinsic Muscles

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Hand Anatomy | Blood Supply and the thumb

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BSCC Basic Science in Clinical Context 700 2

Clinical Anatomy

with Andy Neill