# Anatomy of the Hand

The anatomy of the hand is quite complex, as the many functions it performs include touching, grasping, manipulating and even replacing speech in some cases.

The wrist, which connects the hand to the forearm, consists of two rows of four bones : carp

Five of the bones of the hand are connected to the second row of the carpus : the metacarpals, which are extended by two phalanges for the thumb and three phalanges for the other four fingers.

Each of the junctions between these bones forms a mobile joint whose bones are connected by a complex network of small ligaments.