Intricate in design and function, the hand is an amazing work of anatomy. Form follows function in the hand; also the fingertips contain some of the densest areas of nerve endings on the body, are the richest source of tactile feedback, and have the greatest positioning capability of the body.
Hand injuries usually consist of three major parts: (A) Fracture; (B) Tendon Transection; (C) Nail bed injury. Therefore, any injury to the underlying structures of the hand carries the potential for serious handicap. To reduce the risk, even the smallest hand injuries require a good medical evaluation.