The dorsal side shows the extensor muscles as well as portions of the tendons at the wrist as they pass under the extensor retunaculum.

The palmar face of the hand is represented in three layers, the first two removable to allow detailed study of the deeper anatomical layer.

In addition, clinically important structures such as the median nerve and superficial palmar arterial arch can be examined in detail.

The deepest anatomical layer allows for study of the intrinsic muscles and deep palmar arterial arch in addition to other details.