Flexor digitorum superficialis muscle

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Flexor digitorum superficialis muscle
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Caput humeroulnare : humerus ( medial epicondyle ) and ulna ( Proc coronoideus ulna. )
Caput radial : front surface ( Facies anterior ) of the radius
Base of the middle links of the 2nd – 5th centuries Fingers
Bend the first two joints of the 2nd - 5th fingers and the wrist
Median nerve from the brachial plexus
Spinal segments
C7, C8

The flexor digitorum superficialis muscle ( Latin for "superficial finger flexor") or flexor digitorum sublimis muscle is a skeletal muscle and represents the middle layer of the flexors on the forearm . It is divided into four tendons that run through the carpal tunnel . They split into two reins just before their approaches. The tendons of the flexor digitorum profundus muscle run through the resulting gaps.

In humans, the muscle has two heads :

  • Caput humeroulnare (humerus-ells-head)
  • Caput radiale (spoke head)


The flexor digitorum superficialis muscle flexes the elbow , the hand in the wrist and the 2nd to 5th fingers to the middle phalanx.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Wolfgang Dauber: Feneis' Bild-Lexikon der Anatomie . Georg Thieme Verlag, 2005, ISBN 9783133301091 , p. 114.