Additional Digastric Muscle Associated with Abductor Pollicis Longus Muscle

Shetty, Prakashchandra and Nayak, SB (2014) Additional Digastric Muscle Associated with Abductor Pollicis Longus Muscle. OA Case Reports, 3 (5). pp. 1-3.

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Introduction Abductor pollicis longus (APL) muscle is one of the deep muscles of the back of the forearm. Knowledge of its variations is of importance in orthopaedic and plastic surgeries. The aim of this case report is to bring awareness among the orthopaedic and plastic surgeons about possibility of such a variation.Case report We observed an additional digastric muscle associated with the APL during our dissection classes. The proximal fleshy belly of the digastric muscle had common origin with APL. The distal fleshy belly took origin from the first metacarpal bone. The two bellies were connected to each other through an intermediate tendon.Conclusion The knowledge about this variation may help plastic surgeons in muscle grafts. It could also be useful to the orthopaedic surgeons to prevent inadvertent injuries of the additional muscle.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2015 06:22
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2015 06:22

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