Layers of palm - content 


These layers are imaginary based on dissections of the palm. This layer contains the following


1 pronator quadratus 

2 radial artery 

3 palmar carpal branch of ulnar artery  

4 base of radius 

5 deep branch of radial artery 

6 deep palmar arch 

7 palmar metacarpal arteries 

8 recurrent branch of palmar carpal arch 

9 1st dorsal interosseus 

10 2nd dorsal interosseus 

11 3rd dorsal interosseus 

12 4th dorsal interosseus

13 deep branch of ulnar nerve and ulnar artery 

14 metacarpal I  

15 metacarpal V  

16 metacarpal III 

17 palmar ligament of metacarpophalangeal joints

18 fibrous flexor sheath

19 long flexor tendon 

20 pisiform 

21 scaphoid 

22 dorsal carpal branch of  ulnar artery 

23 dorsal branch of ulnar nerve  

24 4th palmar interosseous 

25 2nd palmar interosseous 

26 common digital artery to middle and index fingers

27 proper digital artery to ulnar side of index finger 

28 proper digital artery to radial side of middle finger   29 collateral ligament of metacarpophalangeal joint of thumb


Other links

bulletLayer 8: Deep palmar arch layer containing
bullet Deep palmar arch
bullet Deep branch of ulnar nerve
bullet Palmar carpal arch

Palmar interossei

bullet1st dorsal interosseous
DIGITAL LOCATOR OF PALM: Layer 1 Layer of skin of palm. Layer 2 Layer of superficial fascia of palm. Layer 3 Layer of palmar aponeurosis.  Layer 4 Layer of superficial palmar arch. Layer 5 Layer of superficial flexor tendons. Layer 6. Layer of deep flexor tendons. Layer 7 Layer of adductor pollicis. Layer 8 Layer of deep palmar arch. Layer 9 Layer of interossei and joints. Layer 10 Display bones of hand. Roll over to label; click to display, click the blinking end page to open palm page.

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