Separate belly and tendon of flexor Digitorum Superficialis to the fifth digit

Mohandas Rao, L. S. Ashwini, S. Nagabhushana Somayaji, Snigdha Mishra, Anitha Guru, Ashutosh Rao

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Abstract

Variation in the origin of long flexor tendons in the anterior compartment of forearm is common. During routine cadaveric dissection at Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), we observed a separate muscle belly and tendon of flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) to the fifth digit in the right upper limb of a 60 year-old male cadaver. The anomalous muscle belly originated from the common flexor tendon from the medial epicondyle of the humerus and continued as a thin tendon at the middle of the forearm to get inserted into the middle phalanx of the fifth digit. This can be considered as a case of split flexor digitorum superficialis. Such muscle variations and knowledge of their frequency, appearance, and location can be helpful for surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
JournalOman Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2011

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  • Medicine(all)

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