FRIEDRICH SAURER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY FRIEDRICH SAURER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hand anatomy, computer artwork. Muscles are pink, tendons, ligaments and bones are cream. Tendons and ligaments are bands of inelastic fibrous tissue. Tendons connect bones to muscle, while ligaments connect bones to other bones. The fingers consist of phalanges bones, two for the thumb and three for the each finger. The phalanges are joined to the metacarpal bones, which are in the palm of the hand. The hand tendons, which run from the muscles of the arm, through the wrist (upper left), to the tip of the fingers, extend and flex the fingers.
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