Common flexor sheath of hand
|Common flexor sheath of hand|
The mucous sheaths of the tendons on the front of the wrist and digits. (Common sheath of Flexores digitorum subliminis and profundus labeled at center right.)
|Latin||vagina communis tendinum musculorum flexorum manus, vagina communis musculorum flexorum|
The sheath which surrounds the flexores digitorum extends downward about halfway along the metacarpal bones, where it ends in blind diverticula around the tendons to the index, middle, and ring fingers. It is prolonged on the tendons to the little finger and usually communicates with the mucous sheath of these tendons.
- Zuidema, Original ill., with descriptive legends by Leon Schlossberg; text ed. by George D. (1997). The Johns Hopkins atlas of human functional anatomy (4th ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 14. ISBN 0-8018-5652-3.
- "The wrist joint". Archived from the original on 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
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