flexor pollicis longus


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flexor pollicis longus

the muscle that flexes the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
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Group Mean and Standard Errors for 10th, 50th, and 90th Percentile Levels of Activity for the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis, Flexor Pollicis Longus, Extensor Digitorum Communis and Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Muscles During Scaling With Four Different Instrument Handles 10th Percentile Inst-A Inst-B Flexor digitorum 11.
In the complex clasped thumb, the flexor pollicis longus and the MP joint will be contracted, and the ulnar collateral ligament will be attenuated.
It was decided to perform a primary tendon transfer considering the significant delay in presentation and the fact that flexor pollicis longus is a unipennate muscle might not respond well to proximal repair.
Changes of musculoskeletal systems, flexor pollicis longus and Achilles tendon respectively in acromegaly patients were shown by means of US in addition to nerve and cartilage examination.
Occasional head of flexor pollicis longus muscle: a study of its morphology and clinical significance.
It is characterized by pure weakness of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL), the flexor digitorum profundus muscles (FDP) of the index and middle fingers, and the pronator quadratus (PQ) muscle of the forearm, producing a square pinch deformity (Spinner & Spencer, 1974; Hill et al.
Flexor pollicis longus was rated a 4/5 (patient could hold the position against strong to moderate resistance with full range of motion).
The entire thumb metacarpal, trapezium, flexor pollicis longus, EPL, and first dorsal compartment tendons were resected and the wound was closed with provisional Kwire fixation of the thumb.
The median nerve runs down the anteromedial aspect of the arm but first gives rise to the anterior interosseous nerve, which descends on the interosseous membrane between the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) and flexor pollicis longus (FPL).
CASE REPORT: During routine dissection of the upper limb of an elderly male cadaver, a variant muscle was seen unilaterally on the ventral aspect of the distal third of the flexor compartment of right forearm in a plane deep to the flexor digitorum superficialis between the flexor pollicis longus and the flexor digitorum profundus.
Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) and flexor pollicis longus (FPL) rupture have been described as complications associated with locked volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures.

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