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FLEXOR RETINACULUM

Anatomy-Upper Limb

FLEXOR RETINACULUM

1. Attached to the scaphoid tubercle & trapezium on the radial side; pisiform & hook of hamate on the ulnar side.
2. The retinaculum itself is a wide fibrous band that begins 1cm proximal to the distal wrist crease and ends 3cm distal to the crease.
3. The tendon of the palmaris longus is fused with it.


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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 20 Nov. 2018].

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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