There is volar flexion of the phalanges when the subject is at rest.
volar flexion of the phalanges relieves tension on the parts; therefore, this position is assumed while the subject is at rest.
I see, so it might have started on the volar aspect and could have gone on through.
volar flexion in a sufficient degree to relax the inflamed structures is always evident.
Wouldn't that same question arise if it went through the volar aspect and exited through the dorsal aspect?
In other subjects, while able to stand and walk, great difficulty is experienced because of volar flexion of the phalanges.
He said he almost overlooked that on the volar aspect of the wrist.
But could the fragment have carried it from the radial side on it if it had been traveling from the volar side to the radial side?
This would imply that an irregular missile had passed through the wrist from the dorsal to the volar aspect.
Now, were there any characteristics in the volar aspect which would indicate that it was a wound of exit?
1814, from Latin vola "the hollow of a hand or foot."