Hand and Wrist Anatomy for Healthcare Professionals
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Hand and Wrist Anatomy for Healthcare Professionals

Learn about the structure and function of the hand and wrist as well as anatomical and related planes of the body.

Maestro
Updated Jul 19, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Describe anatomical positions and related planes of the body
  • Define common medical terms related to hand and wrist anatomy
  • Explain the kinematics of the hand and wrist joints
  • Recognize common hand and wrist pathologies
  • Recall common terms that describe hand and wrist anatomy
Course Description

The hand and wrist are among the most intricate, flexible, and active parts of our body. The numerous bones, articulations, and muscles of the hand and wrist enable an incredible variety of movements, which can be severly impacted in the event of a fracture.

In this 40-minute course, you'll learn about the anatomy of the hand and wrist. You'll also learn about the common injuries and fractures of the hand and wrist as well as the surgical methods used to repair them. The course culminates in a 10-question assessment.