Flexor carpi radialis

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Flexor carpi radialis (FCR) is a muscle found in the first layer of the anterior compartment of the forearm. It does not pass through the carpal tunnel, but rather by itself in a small separate tunnel between the superficial and deep layers of the flexor retinaculum along the scaphoid and trapezium. It is one of the extrinsic muscles of the hand.

Summary

Anatomy: Upper limb
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Article information

rID: 23239
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Flexor carpi radialis muscle
  • FCR

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: carpal tunnel diagram
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  • Case 1: radiograph
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  • Case 1: ultrasound
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