Separate Belly and Tendon of Flexor Digitorum Superficialis to the Fifth Digit

Rao, Mohandas KG and Ashwini, LS and Somayaj, Nagabhushana S and Mishra, Snigdha and Guru, Anitha and Rao, Ashutosh (2011) Separate Belly and Tendon of Flexor Digitorum Superficialis to the Fifth Digit. Oman Medical Journal, 26 (6). pp. 441-443.

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Variation in the origin of long flexor tendons in the anterior compartment of forearm is common. During routine cadaveric dissection at Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), we observed a separate muscle belly and tendon of flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) to the fifth digit in the right upper limb of a 60 year-old male cadaver. The anomalous muscle belly originated from the common flexor tendon from the medial epicondyle of the humerus and continued as a thin tendon at the middle of the forearm to get inserted into the middle phalanx of the fifth digit. This can be considered as a case of split flexor digitorum superficialis. Such muscle variations and knowledge of their frequency, appearance, and location can be helpful for surgeons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flexor digitorum superficialis; Forearm flexors; Carpal tunnel; Tendon transfer; Digiti minimi
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 09:07
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 09:51

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