Flexor Carpi Digitorum

Diagram of posterior muscles.

The flexor carpi digitorum muscles are deep muscles whose tendons cross the palmar surface of each hand.

In general a 'flexor' muscle is one that causes flexion, i.e. a movement that decreases the angle between articulating bones.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Flexor Carpi Digitorum muscles:

Point of Origin:
Points of Insertion:
Actions:
  • Flexes the hands and fingers

The approximate locations of the flexor carpi digitorum muscles are labelled on the diagram of human anterior muscles.

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