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DEEP FLEXORS OF FOREARM-FLEXOR DIGITORUM PROFUNDUS

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DEEP FLEXORS OF FOREARM-FLEXOR DIGITORUM PROFUNDUS

1. O: anterior & medial surfaces of proximal 3/4 of the ulna & interosseous membrane.
2. Gives rise to 4 tendons which pass into the hand deep to the flexor retinaculum.
3. I: palmar base of the distal phalanges of the medial 4 fingers.
4. NS: medial half - ulnar n.; lateral half - median n.
5. A: flexion of the DIPJ of medial 4 fingers, assists with flexion of PIPJ & MCPJ of the medial 4 fingers and wrist.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Gray, Henry. Anatomy of the Human Body. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1918; Bartleby.com, 2000. www.bartleby.com/107/ [Accessed 19 Nov. 2018].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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