Tendinous flexor carpi radialis: A case report

Reghunathan, D and Nayak, Satheesha B and Surendran, Sudarshan and Kumar, Naveen and Rao, Srinivasa Sirasanagandla (2013) Tendinous flexor carpi radialis: A case report. OA Case Reports, 2 (10). pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Introduction:Flexor carpi radialis is a muscle of the superficial group of muscles, in the anterior compartment of the forearm. Normally, it takes origin from the medial epicondyle of humerus and is inserted into the palmar aspect of the base of second metacarpal bone and gives off a slip to the third metacarpal in the same aspect. Case report:Here we present a case with most of FCR (except for few muscle fibres close to the origin) being replaced with tendinous portion. Discussion:The action of FCR is in combination with the other muscles acting at the wrist joint. Some of the actions include flexion, abduction and circumduction that involve FCR. Any change in the normal anatomy of the muscle would affect the normal actions at the wrist. The knowledge regarding the variations in this muscle would prove beneficial to physiotherapists and also clinicians. Other main clinical implications of FCR is in grafts. The clinical and applied aspects have been discussed in the report.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tendinous flexor carpi radialis; Flexor carpi radialis; Flexor compartment muscle of forearm.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 04:12
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 04:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139354

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