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Common Flexor Tendon

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Description

Anatomy of the common flexor tendon

Alternative Names

  • Common flexor origin of the elbow

Anatomic Description

  • Thick tendinous structure originating from the medial epicondyle of the distal humerus[1]
  • Splits into anterosuperior and posteroinferior portions
  • Blends with the elbow medial collateral ligament, especially fibers of the FDS

Muscle Attachments


Actions

Primary

  • Dynamic stabilizer of the elbow
  • Wrist flexion
  • Forearm Pronation

Secondary

  • Restraint to valgus force, supporting the elbow MCL

Vascular Supply

  • Needs to be updated

Innervation

  • Needs to be updated

Clinical Significance


See Also


References

  1. Frangiamore S, Moatshe G, Kruckeberg B et al. Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses of the Dynamic and Static Stabilizers of the Medial Elbow: An Anatomic Study. Am J Sports Med. 2017;46(3):687-94.
Created by:
John Kiel on 27 April 2023 05:48:05
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27 April 2023 06:05:02
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