Hand FAQs:


Q: Is hand a prehensile?

A: Yes, and multi-fingered organ located at the end of the forearm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs.

Q: Is hand located at the distal end of each arm?

A: Yes.

Q: Is hand a scaphoid fracture—a fracture of the scaphoid bone?

A: Yes, and one of the carpal bones.

Q: Is hand dominantly controlled by the opposing brain hemisphere?

A: Yes, so that handedness—the preferred hand choice for single-handed activities such as writing with a pencil, reflects individual brain functioning.

Q: Is hand present in the earliest fishes?

A: Yes, and reflecting that the hand evolved from the pectoral fin and thus is much older than the arm in evolutionary terms.

Q: Is hand 189 mm?

A: Yes, while the average length of an adult female hand is 172 mm.

Q: Is hand viewed from an anatomical position?

A: Yes, The four fingers each consist of three phalanx bones: proximal, middle, and distal.

Q: Is hand especially conducive to the formation of a compact fist?

A: Yes, and presumably for fighting purposes.

Q: Is hand plesiomorphic?

A: Yes, the elongated thumbs and short hands more closely resemble the hand proportions of Miocene apes than those of extant primates.

Q: Is hand a "fold of skin which connects the digits" "Web"?

A: Yes, Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press.

Q: Is hand innervated by the radial?

A: Yes, and median, and ulnar nerves.

Q: Is hand the area anteriorly to the bases of the metacarpal bones?

A: Yes, and located in the proximal part of the palm.

Q: Are hands from the presence of opposable thumbs?

A: Yes.

Q: Is hand thus a direct result of the development of the central nervous system?

A: Yes, and the hand, therefore, is a direct tool of our consciousness — the main source of differentiated tactile sensations — and a precise working organ enabling gestures — the expressions of our personalities.