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Functional gliding spaces of the dorsal side of the human finger.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8685806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although the clinical and functional importance of gliding and connective tissue spaces has been repeatedly emphasized (e.g. their role in the spreading of suppurative phlegmonic inflammation) only few literary findings can be presented dealing with the connective tissue spaces in the finger in the metacarpo-phalangeal transition region. Three separate gliding spaces of the finger above the dorsal aponeurosis and their various regional connections can be displayed by means of a plastic injection technique followed by plastination and production of sectional series. These gliding spaces were also examined on fixed and unfixed hands using plastic injection and subsequent dissection. A space was depicted between the proximal interphalangeal joint and the insertion of the dorsal aponeurosis on the distal phalanx of the finger, as well as a further bursa-like space over the proximal interphalangeal joint. A third space was also depicted between the metacarpophalangeal joint and the proximal interphalangeal joint, which displays a variable connection to the gliding canal of the respective extensor tendons. Methodical, functional and clinical aspects will be discussed.
Authors:
M Schubert; H Bade; H P Notermans; J Knifka; J Koebke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0930-1038     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Radiol Anat     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-16     Completed Date:  1996-08-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608029     Medline TA:  Surg Radiol Anat     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomy, University of Cologne, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cadaver
Connective Tissue / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Fingers / anatomy & histology*,  physiology
Hand / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Humans
Metacarpophalangeal Joint / anatomy & histology*,  physiology

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