Extrinsic muscles of the hand

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

The extrinsic muscles of the hand are muscles that originate outside the hand but insert into structures within the hand 1,2. Most of the extrinsic muscles have their origins within the forearm, with several solely/also originating from the humerus:

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rID: 66814
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Long muscles of the hand
  • Long hand muscles
  • Extrinsic hand muscles

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