Hand Anatomy


The hand consists of 27 different sizes and shapes of bones, including the eight bones of the wrist. When trauma involves the hand and neighboring structures are affected, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, arteries, and nerves, the potential for numerous complex injuries exists.

The most common cause of the injury to the hand is blunt trauma, followed by injury from a sharp object. Common hand injuries include lacerations, fractures and dislocations, infections, burns, nail injuries, wrist injuries, or broken bones within the hand.

Torn Shoulder
Hand Muscles
Hand Carpal
Hand Arthritis