Carpal Tunnel Anatomy
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Carpal tunnel anatomy was created for a medical school human anatomy exam. This passageway consists of many important anatomical structures including tendons, ligaments and nerves. Four of these important structures are pointed out for the student to identify. Instead of showing a cross-section of the wrist, this medical illustration of the hand and wrist is presented to the student in the way that they may see the anatomy in the cadaver lab. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition and is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve.

  1. Pisiform
  2. Ulnar nerve
  3. Flexor retinaculum
  4. Median nerve

Illustration created by: Courtney Arden White