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Page Revision Date - 15 Jun 2015 16:16
Interphlalangeal Articulation (Finger Joints)
Recap of the hand bones:
Ligament: There are small volar ligaments that wrap around the end of each joint binding them.
Note: Many of the tendons and muscles are the same as the Metacarpophalangeal Joint (Knuckle) the only difference being that the tendons split off to connect at different points.
Mechanics: Because of the splitting tendons multiple movements can be controlled by the same muscle. Their strength is decent, making it useful for many things that we do. We can control them more precisely when the flexors and extensors are both used at the same time on the fingers.
Range of motion: Each joint in the fingers is able to flex and then extend only about 90 degrees.
Injury: Minor injuries to the fingers are likely to occur during training (especially with weapons) and can be severely hurt during sparing if open handed techniques are not uses properly.
For information on additional joints please refer back to the Joints page.
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