Flexor carpi ulnaris muscle

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

Flexor carpi ulnaris

It’s humeral head originates from the medial epicondyle of humerus and ulnar head originates from the medial margin of the olecranon process of ulna and gets inserted into the pisiform bone, hook of hamate by pisohamate ligament and base of fifth metacarpal by pisometacarpal ligament. It is innervated by ulnar nerve and recieves artery supply through the ulnar artery. It’s chief action is flexion and adduction of hand at wrist. Clinically entrapment of ulnar nerve by the aponeurosis of two heads of flexor carpi ulnaris leads to “cubital tunnel syndrome”.

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