Flexor digitorum profundus

Dr Yuranga Weerakkody and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) makes up the third layer of the anterior compartment of the forearm along with flexor pollicis longus. It passes through the carpal tunnel. It is one of the extrinsic muscles of the hand.


Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

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Article information

rID: 23265
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Flexor digitorum profundus
  • FDP

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: carpal tunnel diagram
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