As it is responsible for a wide range of fine motor operations, the musculoskeletal structure of the hand is highly intricate and involves a host of minuscule bones, joints, and tendons working in concert to coordinate movement with great dexterity. Additionally, these operations also require the assistance of numerous vascular, nervous, and supportive tissues all located in a confined compartment. Therefore, the close proximity and abundance of these structures predisposes towards a host of hand conditions that can alter physical structures and generate pain to collectively hinder motor movement. These conditions often involve arthropathies, tendinopathies, and nerve entrapments. The appropriate diagnosis and management is instrumental in helping restore hand function.
KeywordsHand disorders Arthropathy Tenodinopathy Nerve entrapment
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