Flexor Carpi Radialis

Diagram of posterior muscles.

The flexor carpi radialis muscles are located on the palmar surface of the forearm. They work with other 'wrist flexor' muscles to flex the wrist of the associated (right- or left-) arm.

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 Radialis muscles:

Point of Origin:
Points of Insertion:

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

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