Vol. 124 No. 3 (2019)
Original Article

An accessory tendon of flexor digitorum superficialis to the fifth digit

Logan S. Bale
Department of Basic Sciences, University of Western States, Portland, Oregon, USA 97230
Sean O. Herrin
Department of Basic Sciences, University of Western States, Portland, Oregon, USA 97230
Published May 20, 2020
Keywords
  • Variant,
  • tendon,
  • flexor digitorum superficialis,
  • flexor digitorum profundus,
  • extremity
How to Cite
Bale, L. S., & Herrin, S. O. (2020). An accessory tendon of flexor digitorum superficialis to the fifth digit. Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology, 124(3), 333-336. https://doi.org/10.13128/ijae-11662

Abstract

Variations of the muscle belly and tendon of flexor digitorum superficialis to the fifth digit are common. We encountered an unusual variant during routine educational dissection; an accessory tendon of flexor digitorum superficialis that united with the tendon of flexor digitorum profundus to the fifth digit. This variant is not documented in the literature. Known variations of flexor digitorum superficialis to the fifth digit are discussed to allow for comparison with the variant identified in this report. The potential clinical significance of the variant is speculated upon.

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