flexor carpi radialis


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flexor carpi radialis

Etymology: L, flexor, bender
a slender, superficial muscle of the forearm that lies on the ulnar side of the pronator teres. It functions to flex and to help abduct the hand. Compare flexor carpi ulnaris, palmaris longus.
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Flexor carpi radialis and flexor carpi ulnaris
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The muscles differentiate from superficial to deep one, with the flexor digitorum profundus, flexor carpi radialis, and flexor carpi ulnaris splitting off first, followed by the flexor pollicis longus.
Antidromic surface stimulation is performed at the wrist between Palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis tendons at second distal most crease.
On these occasions the mid-portion of flexor carpi radialis required extensive debridement.
Table 1: Flexors and extensors of hand Common flexors Common extensors Flexor carpi radialis Extensor digitorum longus Flexor digitorum superficial Extensor indicis Flexor digitorum profundus Extensor digiti minimi Flexor carpi ulnaris Extensor carpi radialis longus Extensor carpi radialis brevis Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) Extensor pollicis brevis (EPB)
1999) has also demonstrated greater activation of the extensor carpi radialis than the flexor carpi radialis in the handgrip contraction used during tennis volleys.
flexor carpi radialis (not illustrated) originates tendinously from the ventral radial surface of the distal end of the humerus.
Medial to it, two prominent tendons extend toward the palmar aspect of the hand--the tendon of the flexor carpi radialis muscle is lateral, and the tendon of the palmaris longus muscle is medial.
Surgery in the upper limb is not generally as successful as in the leg but various tenotomy or tendon-lengthening procedures are possible, including lengthening of the biceps and brachio-radialis, lengthening of the flexor carpi ulnaris and flexor carpi radialis tendons for wrist flexor spasticity and transfer of flexor pollicis longus to the radial side of the thumb for isolated thumb-in-palm deformities [69- 71].
Anatomical distribution of flexor carpi radialis and flexor carpi ulnaris motor nuclei in cat spinal cord.
Another 2 cm linear incision was required at the volar aspect of the mid forearm to harvest the tendons of Palmaris longus (PL) and flexor carpi radialis (FCR).
5,11,14,15) Pain on palpation is usually found distal and lateral to the medial epicondyle, and may extend one to two centimeters distally, over one of the following muscles: pronator teres, flexor carpi radialis, palmaris longus, flexor digitorum superficialis, and/or the flexor carpi ulnaris (2,4,5,9,11,14,15) The pronator teres or the flexor carpi radialis are most often involved.