European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 24 - Number 4
Eur J Anat, 24 (4): 277-280 (2020)

Introducing a supernumerary muscle in the anterior compartment of the hand: A cadaveric study

Abdolreza Babaee1, Massood Ezzatabadipour1*, Alireza Saied2

1Department of Anatomical Sciences, Afzalipour School of medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences,Kerman, Iran2Orthopedic Department, Bahonar Hospital, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

ABSTRACT Many muscular variations of the upper extremity have been reported. The majority of these varia-tions are associated with forearm muscles. Howev-er, the muscular variations of the hand are uncom-mon. In the current study we found a unique su-pernumerary muscle in the right hand of a middle-aged male cadaver. This muscle originated from the one of the tendons of flexor digitorum superfi-cialis (FDS) muscle that goes to the index finger and then traversed 5 cm distally to attach the same tendon. The knowledge of muscular varia-tions is very essential for surgeons and clinicians to plan the standard surgical approaches.

Keywords: Supernumerary muscle Hand Ca-daver Flexor digitorum superficialis

European Journal of anatomy
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