Flexor digitorum profundus muscle

In this article we will discuss about Flexor digitorum profundus muscle. So let’s get started.

Flexor digitorum profundus

It originates from the proximal 3/4th of the anterior and medial surface of ulna, interrosseus membrane and deep fascia of forearm and gets inserted into the base of distal phalanges of medial four digits. It is innervated by anterior interrosseus nerve and muscular branches of ulnar nerve. It’s artery supply is through the anterior interrosseus artery. It’s chief action is Flexion of wrist, metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints. Clinically avulsion injury of flexor digitorum profundus muscle causes “Jersey finger”.


Written by priyeshbanerjeept

Physiotherapist, Certified MFR therapist on a mission to provide one stop search destination for various diseases its symptoms,causes,diagnosis,treatment, physiotherapy management,rehabilitation with practical examples for aspiring physiotherapists,medical professionals and general public.

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