anatomical snuffbox

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anatomical snuffbox

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(Anatomy) the triangular depression on the back of the hand between the thumb and the index finger
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She also had tenderness to palpation over the anatomical snuff box, extending proximally to the distal radius bilaterally.
The tendon of EPL then forms the posterior boundary of anatomical snuff box. Finally, it passes into the posterior aspect of the base of distal phalanx of thumb (Leaver & Chatterjee, 2013).
Clinical examination of the hand and wrist revealed tenderness in the anatomical snuff box with a positive axial thumb loading test.
(6,36,37) They most often occur at the level of the anatomical snuff box, with the artery passing superficial to the tendons that form the borders of the snuff box' rather than deep to them.
After passing deep to the abductor pollicis longus and extensor carpi radialis brevis the radial artery reaches the anatomical snuff box where its become a content of it.
The scaphoid is located on the radial side of the wrist in the anatomical snuff box, which is located between the extensor pollicis brevis and extensor pollicis longus tendons.
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