This article reviews the functional anatomy of the intrinsic muscles of the fingers (palmar interossei, dorsal interossei, hypothenar and lumbrical muscles) and discusses the pathokinesiology of the hand with intrinsic muscle paralysis and its consequences for Activities for Daily Living. The assessment of muscle strength: manual and instrumental and principles for therapeutic intervention are also discussed.

Anatomy, Assessment, Hand muscles, Muscular function, Rehabilitation
dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-2007-940011, hdl.handle.net/1765/64975
Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Sehreuders, T.A.R, Brandsma, J.W, & Stam, H.J. (2007). The intrinsic muscles of the hand function, assessment and principles for therapeutic intervention. Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin (Vol. 17, pp. 20–27). doi:10.1055/s-2007-940011