Functional anatomy of the extensor tendons of the digits.

  title={Functional anatomy of the extensor tendons of the digits.},
  author={Herbert P. von Schroeder and Michael J. Botte},
  journal={Hand clinics},
  volume={13 1},
The complexity and intricacy of hand function are reflected by the anatomy. Extensor muscles have a relatively consistent architecture but also have notable anatomic variations of their tendons, particularly on the ulnar side of the hand. The extensor tendons, juncturae tendinum, intertendinous fascia, and soft tissue function as a plexiform construct to provide stability during power grip and allow for laxity in performing independent fine finger tasks. The greater independence of index finger… CONTINUE READING
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