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Extensor Tendon Compartments

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Description

The extensor compartments of the wrist[1]
Extensor compartments of the wrist[2]

Other Names

  • Extensor Tendon Compartments of the Wrist
  • Dorsal Extensor Compartments of the Wrist

General Description

  • 6 Tunnels which transmit the extensor tendons of the forearm into the hand
  • Located on the dorsal wrist
  • Each tunnel is lined internally by a synovial sheath
  • The tunnels are separated from each other by a fibrous sheath

Compartment 1

Compartment 2

Compartment 3

Compartment 4

Compartment 5

Compartment 6


Clinical Significance


See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of teachmeanatomy.info, "The Extensor Tendon Compartments of the Wrist"
  2. Image courtey of orthobullets.com, "Extensor Tendon Compartments"
  3. Kushal, R., et al. "MEng/De Quervain's disease." Eplasty 13 (2013): 52.
  4. Motoura H, Shiozaki K, Kawasaki K. Anatomical variations in the tendon sheath of the first compartment. Anat Sci Int. 2010 Sep;85(3):145–151. Epub December 29, 2009.
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John Kiel on 6 February 2024 17:04:25
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