flexor carpi ulnaris


Also found in: Acronyms.

flexor carpi ulnaris

a superficial muscle lying along the ulnar side of the forearm. It functions to flex and adduct the hand. Compare flexor carpi radialis, palmaris longus.
References in periodicals archive ?
Biomechanical effects of dissecting flexor carpi ulnaris.
The muscles originating from the medial epicondyle include pronator teres, flexor carpi radialis, palmaris longus, flexor digitorum superficialis, and/or the flexor carpi ulnaris.
2001) have observed an anomalous accessory muscle, distal and deep to flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, which was responsible for a soft tissue mass over forearm causing symptoms associated with ulnar compression.
flexor carpi ulnaris morphology: (0) flat and piriform, (1) bulky and developed.
Antidromic surface stimulation is performed at the wrist between either medial/lateral to flexor carpi ulnaris tendon at the second distal most crease.
Four weeks postoperatively, the examination showed clawing of the ring and little digits, with 3/5 weakness of the ulnar intrinsic muscles of the right hand and 4/5 weakness of the right flexor carpi ulnaris.
The flexor carpi ulnaris muscle (FCU) originates from the medial epicondyle of the humerus, intermingling its fibers partially with the superficial digital flexor (SDF) and the superficial portion of the humeral head of the deep digital flexor (DDF).
The most common compressed locations are struthers arcade, the medial intermuscular septum, medial epicondyle of humerus, the ligament of Osborne of elbow, place between the humeral head of flexor carpi ulnaris muscle and the ulnar head and deep flexor pronator teres tendon, especially Osborne ligament and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
Both the SUA and ulnar nerve are present lateral to the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.
On clinical examination, the contracture of flexor carpi ulnaris could be clearly felt in both the limbs but manual correction was not possible.
It has a roughened volar surface, offering attachment to the transverse carpal ligament, abductor digiti minimi, and flexor carpi ulnaris.
It may also end in antebrachial fascia, tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, pisiform, scaphoid, etc.

Full browser ?