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Palmar Fascia of Hand
Connective Tissue

Palmar Fascia of Hand

Fascia palmaris manus

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Anatomical Relations

The palmar fascia of the hand forms the muscular fascia overlying the thenar and hypothenar muscles. It bends medially with the palmar aponeurosis, proximally with the flexor retinaculum, and laterally with the dorsal fascia of the hand. The superficial veins of the hand and the palmar branches of the ulnar and median nerves all sit superficial to the palmar fascia.

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Structure

The palmar fascia of the hand is a think loosely sheath of connective tissue.

Function

The palmar fascia provides an appropriate gliding surface for movement and anchors the skin.

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palmar fascia: complex interwoven fascia in the palm of the hand that is a part of the expansion of the palmaris longus and protects the delicate structures in the hand.

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