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Dorsal Fascia of Hand
Connective Tissue

Dorsal Fascia of Hand

Fascia dorsalis manus

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Anatomical Relations

The dorsal fascia of the hand is continuous with the extensor retinaculum of the hand. It covers the dorsal aspect of the hand and fingers. The dorsal metacarpal veins and the dorsal digital nerves, arteries, and veins of the hand travel superficial to the fascia to reach their targets.

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Structure

The dorsal fascia of the hand is a think loosely sheath of connective tissue. The dorsal subaponeurotic space is formed between the dorsal fascia of the hand and the dorsal interosseous fascia below (Netter, 2011).

Function

The dorsal fascia of the hand ensures that fascial spaces of the hand are completely separated from each other to stop the flow of infection.

References

Netter, F. H. (2011) Atlas of Human Anatomy. Netter Basic Science Series: Saunders/Elsevier.

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The fascia is also defined as a “the fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body” by Fascia Nomenclature Committee (Bordoni and Whitte, 2018), an as “masses of connective tissue large enough to be visible to the unaided eye” by Gray’s Anatomy (Standring, 2016).

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