Flexors of the Wrist and Fingers

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Flexors of the Wrist and Fingers
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2011-05-19 16:14:21
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  1. Flexor Carpi Radialis: Name action, origin, insertion
    • A: Flex and Abduct the wrist. May assist with the flex of the elbow
    • O: Medial epicondyle of humerus
    • I: Bases of 2nd and 3rd metacarpals
  2. Palmaris Longus: Name action, origin, insertion
    • A: Flex and Abduct the wrist
    • O: Medial epicondyle of humerus
    • I: Flexor retinaculum and palmar aponeurosis
  3. Flexor Carpi Ulnarus: Name action, origin, insertion
    • A: Flex and Adduct the wrist
    • O: Humeral Head: Medial epicondyle of humerus
    • Ulnar Head: Posterior surface of proximal two-thirds of ulna
    • I: Pisiform, hook of the hamate and base of 5th metacarpal
  4. Flexor Digitorum Superficialis: Name action, origin, insertion
    • A: Flex the 2nd-5th fingers and wrist
    • O: Medial epicondyle of humerus, ulnar collateral ligament, coronoid process of ulna, interosseous membrane and proximal shaft of radius
    • I: Sides of middle phalanges of 2nd-5th fingers
  5. Flexor Digitorum Profundus: Name action, origin, insertion
    Note: Not on test
    • A: Flex the 2nd-5th fingers. Assist to flex the wrist
    • O: Anterior and medial surfaces of proximal three-quarters of ulna
    • I: Bases of distal phalanges, palmar surface of 2nd-5th fingers

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