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The muscles controlling the hand can be divided into two groups:  the Intrinsic Muscles who have both their origings distal to the forearm and the Extrinsic Muscles who's origins are located proximal to the wrist.

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Lorie Richards and Janice Loudon, University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Allied Health,
Occupational and Physical Therapy Education, October 1997