Variations of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis and Lumbrical Muscles of the Hand : A Study in South Indian Cadavers

Vasavi, Rakesh and Nayak, Satheesha B and Reddy, MS and Jetti, Raghu and Reddy, Varun (2012) Variations of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis and Lumbrical Muscles of the Hand : A Study in South Indian Cadavers. IMTU Medical Journal, 3. pp. 12-14.

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Abstract

A study on the variations of the forearm and hand muscles was carried out at the Kasturba Medical College International Centre, Manipal, India. Eighty one limbs were included in the study. In 2 limbs (2.46%) the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle (FDS) had only three tendons; Accessory bellies of the FDS were found in 22 limbs (27.16%); The accessory belly of FDS was dividing into two tendons in 1 limb (1.23%) and in 2 limbs (2.46%), a high origin (in the carpal tunnel) of lumbricals was noted. The variations reported here may be of importance for the orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and other medical disciplines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flexor digitorum superficialis; Lumbrical; Muscle variation; Forearm; Additional belly.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Health Sciences > KMCIC
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 06:37
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 15:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78188

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