A 1543 Hand Dissection - the Corpus Humani Fabrica

"The Corpus Humani Fabrica" is a monumental work on human anatomy written by Andreas Vesalius and published in 1543. Explore our interpretation of this work through an interactive 3D Space.

the arm muscles and structures based on the original work of Vesalius

Palmaris Longus

A long, slender muscle that runs from the elbow to the wrist and is located in the anterior compartment of the forearm. It is absent in about 10% of the population.

Flexor Retinaculum

A thick band of connective tissue that holds the tendons of the flexor muscles in place as they pass through the wrist.

Pronator Quadratus

A square-shaped muscle located in the anterior compartment of the forearm, just below the elbow. It helps to rotate the forearm so that the palm faces downwards.

Flexor Carpi Radialis

A muscle located in the anterior compartment of the forearm that flexes the wrist joint and abducts the hand.

Flexor Digitorum Superficialis

A muscle located in the anterior compartment of the forearm that flexes the fingers and wrist.

Extensor Carpi Radialis

A muscle located in the posterior compartment of the forearm that extends the wrist and abducts the hand.

Brachioradialis

A muscle located in the posterior compartment of the forearm that flexes the elbow joint and helps to stabilize the wrist during certain movements.

Vesalius was one of the pioneers of human anatomy, and his work laid the foundation for modern anatomy. His detailed descriptions and illustrations of the human body have been highly influential in the field of medicine.

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