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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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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Tendons
Forearm
Muscles
Humerus
Cadaver
Upper Extremity
Dissection

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Rao, Mohandas ; Ashwini, L. S. ; Somayaji, S. Nagabhushana ; Mishra, Snigdha ; Guru, Anitha ; Rao, Ashutosh. / Separate belly and tendon of flexor Digitorum Superficialis to the fifth digit. In: Oman Medical Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 441-443.
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In: Oman Medical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 6, 01.11.2011, p. 441-443.

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