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J Hand Surg Br. 1997 Apr;22(2):277-80.

Variations of the flexor digitorum superficialis tendon of the little finger.

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Department of Orthopaedics, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.

Abstract

Seventy cadaveric hands were dissected to study variations of the flexor digitorum superficialis tendon (FDS) to the little finger. Anatomical variations were present in 13% of hands and 10% of the hands showed an anatomical variation that would preclude independent FDS function in the little finger. The distance of the decussation from the metacarpophalangeal joint was measured. A ratio of this distance to proximal phalangeal length was calculated. The ratio indicated that decussation position was independent of phalangeal size.

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