Lab Video - Flexor Compartment of the Forearm, Superficial Hand, and Elbow Joint

Play selected steps of the dissection. Choose reduced size for slower connections.
1. Review the bony landmarks. 720x528 480x352
2. On flexor side of forearm, separate and dissect the various muscular layers and trace the median and ulnar nerves. 720x528 480x352
3. Open the hand, look at creases, and skin the palm (do not cut the recurrent branch of median n.). 720x528 480x352
4. Reflect the palmar aponeurosis distalward and identify neurovascular structures. 720x528 480x352
5. Examine the muscles of the thenar and hypothenar compartments. 720x528 480x352
6. Cut the flexor retinaculum and pull the long flexor tendons toward the fingertips. 720x528 480x352
7. Open the elbow by removing the anterior and posterior capsules. Play movie  
8. Dissect the wrist by making a frontal section through the distal radius and ulna, carpals and proximal metacarpals. Play movie  



Updated: 24 Oct 2011