Anatomy and physiology of the fingertip

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The anatomy of the fingertip is complex as it is such a specialized anatomical area. The skeletal, vascular, nervous, soft tissue, and cutaneous anatomies are discussed, including the highly developed nail complex. The basis for understanding of function and pathology of the fingertip is dependent upon a basic understanding of its anatomy and physiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFingertip Injuries
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Management and Reconstruction
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319132273
ISBN (Print)9783319132266
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Anatomy
  • Artery
  • Distal phalanx
  • Fingertip
  • Nail bed
  • Nerve
  • Tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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