Extensor compartments of the wrist

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 1 Apr 2023

The forearm extensor tendonspass under the extensor retinaculum at the level of the wrist. The ligament is divided into six extensor compartments, separated by fibrous septa passing to the bones of the forearm 2.

Summary

The compartments in order from radial to ulnar are:

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Cases and figures

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  • Figure 5: wrist tendons: topographic anatomy
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