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No man's land
the area between the distal crease of the palm and the proximal end of the middle phalanx. Also known as Zone 2.

I know the definition above may not quite be in English for everybody, so here's the illustration. I had to think this one over, myself.


Don't ask me why it's called that. It's not in the medical dictionary and not in Wikipedia except as pertains to World War I. I have no idea. Maybe before the days of arthroscopic surgery you didn't fool around with the flexor tendons, I don't know.

Date: 2009-12-03 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] profrobert.livejournal.com
I have two lines there that run more or less parallel across much of my palm. Maybe it's a reference to the area in between these "trenches"?

Date: 2009-12-04 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
The distal crease means the one further out - so the one nearer to your fingers. "Proximal" is the opposite of distal, more or less; it means nearer to the center (of your body, usually), so in this case it means the near end of the middle finger-bones - not including the thumb, I guess, since the thumb doesn't have a middle bone! See what I mean about doctors having their own language?

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