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To be able to move one's hands, a noun

In a piece of fiction, one woman tells another:

“He hurt his hands in a car crash when he was sixteen years old, and he never regained full______; he could never become a concert pianist.”

Please help me fill in the gap! “Mobility” was the first word that came to mind, but I looked it up just to be sure, and now I don’t know which word to choose; the dictionary suggests: movability, movableness, mobility, flexibility; agility, nimbleness, alertness, versatility.

EDIT: Thanks for all the suggestions. I think that "dexterity", like most people said, will be good in this context. Thank you!
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