Flexor Carpi Ulnaris :

FLEXOR CARPI ULNARIS

 

 

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it is present at anteromedial side of the fore arm.

The tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris can be seen on the anterior of the distal forearm.
On a person’s distal forearm, right before the wrist, there will be either two or three tendons.
The tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris is the most medial side.
The most lateral one is the tendon of flexor carpi radialis muscle, and the middle one, not always present, is the tendon of palmaris longus

 

ORIGIN : medial epicondyle and olevranon process of the ulna.

 

INSERTION : pisiform , hook of the hamate and base of the 5th metacarpal bone.

 

NERVE SUPPLY : ulnar nerve

 

ACTION/EXERCISE : flexion and adduction of the wrist

 

 

CLINICAL IMPORTANCE : Ulnar entrapment by the aponeurosis of the two heads of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle may
cause cubital tunnel syndrome.