Flexor digitorum profundus muscle - Musculus flexor digitorum profundus

Anatomical hierarchy

General terms > Myology > Muscles of thoracic limb > Flexor digitorum profundus



Origin: Medial epicondyle of the humerus, immediately caudal to the tendon of origin of the flexor carpi radialis and on the caudal surface of the proximal three-fifths of the radius.

Insertion: Tuberosities of the distal phalanges of digits two through five and digit one.

Action: Flexor of the forepaw (carpus and digital joints).

Nerve: Medianus.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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