Wrist tendons - topographic anatomy

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Cross-section of the right wrist at Lister's tubercle demonstrating the anatomy of the extrinsic tendons of the hand and wrist.

Abbreviations (clockwise): ECU - extensor carpi ulnaris, EDM - extensor digiti minimi, ED - extensor digitorum communis, EPL - extensor pollicis longus, ECRB - extensor carpi radialis brevis , ECRL - extensor carpi radialis longus , EPB - extensor pollicis brevis, APL - abductor pollicis longus, FPL - flexor pollicis longus, FCR - flexor carpi radialis, PL - palmaris longus, FDS - flexor digitorum superficialis, FDP - flexor digitorum profundus, FCU - flexor carpi ulnaris.

 

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