Additional Belly of ExtensorCarpi Radialis Longus Muscle

Shetty, Prakashchandra and Nayak, Satheesha B (2014) Additional Belly of ExtensorCarpi Radialis Longus Muscle. OA Case Reports, 3 (5). pp. 1-3.

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Introduction The extensor carpi radialis longus muscle is one of the lateral muscles of the extensor compartment of the forearm. Its tendon is used in reconstructive surgeries of the hand. The aim of this report is to bring awareness among the surgeons about possibility of such an additional muscle which can be used in muscle grafts.Case report During our dissection classes for medical students, we observed an additional belly of the extensor carpi radialis longus muscle. The tendon of additional belly was inserted to the bases of the second and third metacarpal bones. It was supplied by a branch of the radial nerve. Conclusion Knowledge of the presence of the additional muscle belly may be useful in muscle transplant surgeries and reconstructive orthopaedic surgeries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2015 06:42

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