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Example of a Primary Anatomy GSSE spot test

Anatomy of the digits

GSSE Spot test!

Who’s confident with their digital anatomy? This is a follow-on post from last week’s spot test on the anatomy of the hand. For all future ortho and plastic trainees this is essential anatomy. A good set of loupes, confidence with your microsurgery and a fastidious technique is paramount.

Question: With regards to the structure labeled B.

1. Name the structure.

2. Describe its origin.

3. Describe its insertion.

4. Describe its innervation.

And for those with a keen interest in hand surgery:

5. Name the flexor zone identified.

6. Name the term coined by Bunnell to describe an injury to this region.

7. Name a commonly used technique to repair a complete laceration of this structure.



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