Bifurcated bicipital aponeurosis giving origin to flexor and extensor muscles of the forearm – A case report

Satheesha B. Nayak, Ravindra S. Swamy, Prakash Chandra Shetty, Prasad A. Maloor, Melanie R. Dsouza

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Bicipital aponeurosis is usually attached to the antebrachial fascia on the medial side of forearm and to posterior border of ulna assisting in the supination of the forearm along with biceps brachii muscle. Variations in the bicipital aponeurosis may lead to neurovascular compression as reported earlier. In the present case, the bicipital aponeurosis had two slips i.e. medial and lateral. Medial slip gave origin to some fibers of pronator teres and flexor carpi radialis and the lateral slip gave origin to some fibers of brachioradialis. Such unusual slips of bicipital aponeurosis may distribute the stress concentration and may work in different directions affecting the supination of forearm by biceps brachii muscle and bicipital aponeurosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)AD01-AD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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