flexor carpi ulnaris muscle

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Related to flexor carpi ulnaris muscle: Flexor carpi radialis muscle, Palmaris longus muscle

flex·or car·pi ul·na·ris mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr kahr'pī ŭl-nā'ris mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, humeral head from medial condyle of humerus, ulnar head from olecranon and upper three fifths of posterior border of ulna; insertion, pisiform bone, but is continued to the fifth metacarpal bone through the pisometacarpal ligament; action, flexes and abducts wrist ulnarward; nerve supply, ulnar.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor carpi ulnaris [TA] , ulnar flexor muscle of wrist.
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flexor carpi ulnaris muscle

Forearm muscle. Origin: medial epicondyle of humerus, medial side of olecranon, proximal posterior edge of ulna. Insertion: pisiform, hamate, and base of fifth metacarpal. Nerve: ulnar (C7-C8). Action: adducts hand, flexes wrist.
See also: muscle
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A unilateral accessory flexor carpi ulnaris muscle observed during cadaveric dissection.
The Kaplan's anastomosis, because of its particular relation with flexor carpi ulnaris muscles tendon and pisiform bone, may be wounded during Dupuytren's contracture surgery and other procedures which access the area near the anastomosis.
It may also end in antebrachial fascia, tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, pisiform, scaphoid, etc.
During the B-mode ultrasonography examination, increased diffuse homogenous echogenicity was observed in the flexor carpi radialis and flexor carpi ulnaris muscles (Figure 1).
It is a slender, fusiform shaped muscle, located between flexor carpi radialis and flexor carpi ulnaris muscles. It has a short muscle belly with a long tendon.

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