FLEXOR DIGITORUM SUPERFICIALIS :
FLEXOR DIGITORUM SUPERFICIALIS MUSCLE :
It is in the anterior compartment of the forearm. It is sometimes considered to be
the deepest part of the superficial layer of flexor compartment,
and sometimes considered to be a distinct, “intermediate layer” of this compartment.in some time
It is relatively common for the Flexor digitorum superficialis to be missing from the little finger,
bilaterally and unilaterally,
which can cause problems when diagnosing a little finger injury.
Origin : medial epicondyle of the humerus (common flexor tendon) as well as parts of the radius and ulna.
Insertion : anterior margins on the bases of the middle phalanges of the four fingers
Nerve Supply : median nerve
Action/Exercise : flexor of fingers
CLINICAL IMPORTANCE : The muscle receives oxygen-rich blood from the ulnar artery. It is innervated by the median nerve