An unusual palmaris longus tendon: variation in the insertion and orientation at the level of wrist joint

Kumar, Vasantha and George, Bincy M (2009) An unusual palmaris longus tendon: variation in the insertion and orientation at the level of wrist joint. International Journal of Anatomical Variations, 2. pp. 138-139.

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Abstract

Palmaris longus is a muscle often used in reconstructive plastic surgery mainly in tendon transfer procedures for replacement of long flexors of the fingers. It has also been used for many other procedures including ptosis correction, lip augmentation and management of facial paralysis. Absence of palmaris longus in humans appears to be hereditary, but its genetic transmission is not clear. We report here a variant pattern of insertion of palmaris longus, and its probable significants. Any variation in the insertion of tendon of the palmaris longus is gaining importance as it is becoming very popular amongst graft material for reconstructive surgeries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Palmaris longus; Unusual insertion; Relation; Wrist; Thenar eminence
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 04:35
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 04:35
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78996

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