Flexor Digitorum Profundus

Monday, November 25th 2013. | Anatomy

Flexor Digitorum Profundus

Flexor Digitorum Profundus helps flex the fingers. The muscle’s belly appears on the forearm, but since the muscle provides mostly for hand functionality, it is considered a hand muscle. 
Origin: Anterior medial surface of proximal ulna.
Insertion : Distal phalanges of medial four fingers. Tendon to index finger separates early.
Action: Flexes the distal inter-phalangeal joints.
Nerve: Median nerve (anterior interosseous) and ulnar nerve
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