The Hand

  • Daniel PurcellEmail author
  • Justin Chapman
  • Bryan A. Terry


Hand injuries and associated infectious complaints account for a significant number of emergency department visits. It is essential to perform a comprehensive history and physical examination, as well as possess requisite knowledge and ability to implement efficacious treatment to generate enduring outcomes. The last chapter focuses on assessment and remedy of a wide array of hand pathology, also providing multiple clinical pearls to optimize cosmetic and functional results.


Metacarpals Phalanges Intrinsic/extrinsic muscles Thenar/hypothenar region(s) Volar plate Flexor pulley system Extensor tendon anatomy Germinal/sterile matrix Median nerve Ulnar nerve Radial nerve Bennett fracture Rolando fracture Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFTS) Kanavel signs “Fight” bite Felon/paronychia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Purcell
    • 1
    Email author
  • Justin Chapman
    • 2
  • Bryan A. Terry
    • 3
  1. 1.Emergency DepartmentNew York University Langone Medical Center BrooklynNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineUMass Memorial Medical CenterWorcesterUSA
  3. 3.The Brooklyn Hospital CenterBrooklynUSA

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