Accessory Forearm Flexor Muscle: A Rare Case Report

Quadros, Lydia S and Roy, Anjali P and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan (2014) Accessory Forearm Flexor Muscle: A Rare Case Report. Brunei International Medical Journal, 10 (6). pp. 326-328.

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Accessory muscles in the forearm region have been reported widely. In the present case, an accessory flexor muscle was observed in the front of the left forearm. The fibres extended from the tendon of flexor carpi radialis to flexor digitorum superficialis. A few lower fibres formed a tendon which inserted into the radial side of the flexor digitorum superficialis. It was innervated by the median nerve. The accessory muscle described here could increase the range and power of movement of the forearm and the palm. This type of variation is noteworthy in conditions like pressure neuritis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessory muscle; Forearm; Flexor carpi radialis; Flexor digitorum superficialis; Pressure neuritis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 04:25
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 04:25

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