Anomalous interconnection between flexor and extensor carpi radialis brevis tendons
Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1987 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 218, Issue 1, pages 94–97, May 1987
How to Cite
Nakahashi, T. and Izumi, R. (1987), Anomalous interconnection between flexor and extensor carpi radialis brevis tendons. Anat. Rec., 218: 94–97. doi: 10.1002/ar.1092180114
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 DEC 1986
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUL 1986
A rare case of a short radiocarpal flexor (M. flexor carpi radialis brevis vel profundus of Wood) was found on the right forearm of a 47-year-old Japanese male corpse. The muscle arose from the anterior surface of the radius, ran distally in the deep layer of the flexor region to enter deeply into the carpal tunnel, and then interconnected with the subtendon of the extensor carpi radialis brevis at the gap between the bases of the second and third metacarpal bones. This muscle was supplied by a branch of the anterior interosseous nerve.