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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This approach utilises the plane between flexor carpi radialis and rachioradialis.
The Flexor Carpi Radialis Brevis Muscle: An Anomalous Flexor of the Wrist and Hand.
A Flexor Carpi Radialis Brevis Muscle With an Anomalous Origin on the Distal Radius.
In theatre a volar approach was made to the distal radius with a skin incision over the tendon of the flexor carpi radialis (FCR).
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.
In its proximal third, the RA courses beneath the brachioradialis muscle belly, and then progressively leaves the lower surface of the muscle, running beneath the antebrachial fascia, between the brachioradialis muscle and the flexor carpi radialis muscle or its tendon.
It is extended throughout the whole length of the forearm to a point between the tendon of the flexor carpi radialis muscle and the radial styloid at the wrist crease (Fig.
On these occasions the mid-portion of flexor carpi radialis required extensive debridement.
The location of the diseased tissue is less consistent with medial epicondylitis but often is found in the interval between flexor carpi radialis and pronator teres.
At the wrist, median nerve lies partly under the cover of the Palmaris longus tendon and partly between the flexor carpi radialis and the Palmaris longus tendon.