Flexor digitorum superficialis - Musculus flexor digitorum superficialis

Anatomical hierarchy

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



Origin: Medial or flexor epicondyle cranial to the humeral head of the flexor carpi ulnaris.

Insertion: Second to fifth metacarpophalangeal joints.

Action: Flexion of the proximal and middle digital joints of the four principal digits and thereby of the whole paw.

Nerve: Medianus.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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