Flexor Tendon Anatomy Of The Hand

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  • 1. 
    Which muscle flexes the fingers at the DIPJ?
    • A. 

      Flexor Digitorum Superficialis

    • B. 

      Flexor Pollicis Longus

    • C. 

      Flexor Digitorum Profundus

    • D. 

      Flexor Carpi Ulnaris

  • 2. 
    What is the name of this flexor?
    • A. 

      Flexor Digitorum Superficialis

    • B. 

      Flexor Pollicis Longus

    • C. 

      Flexor Digitorum Profundus

    • D. 

      Flexor Carpi Ulnaris

  • 3. 
    Which muscle is responsible for IPJ flexion of the thumb?
    • A. 

      Flexor Pollicis Brevis

    • B. 

      Flexor Digitorum Profundus

    • C. 

      Flexor Pollicis Longus

    • D. 

      Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis

  • 4. 
    Where does the common flexor tendon originate?
    • A. 

      Lateral epicondyle of the humerus

    • B. 

      Olecranon process

    • C. 

      Hook of the hamate

    • D. 

      Medial epicondyle of the humerus

  • 5. 
    What are the three main functions of the digital flexor sheath?
    • A. 

      To facilitate smooth gliding of the tendons

    • B. 

      To prevent infection of the flexor tendons

    • C. 

      To act as a fulcrum to provide a mechanical advantage

    • D. 

      To provide a source of tendon nutrition from synovial fluid

    • E. 

      To facilitate isolated flexion of the PIPJ

    • F. 

      To provide a motor nerve supply to the flexor tendons

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