A Flexor Carpi Radialis Brevis Muscle With an Anomalous Origin on the Distal Radius

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This report describes an anomalous muscle on the volar aspect of the wrist alongside an underdeveloped pronator quadratus. Identified during cadaveric dissection, the longitudinally oriented muscle originated on the distal radial metaphysis, a location occupied typically by the insertion of the pronator quadratus. The aberrant muscle formed a tendon distally, which inserted along with the flexor carpi radialis tendon at the base of the index metacarpal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1507-1510
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Flexor carpi radialis brevis
  • anomalous muscle
  • distal radius
  • pronator quadratus
  • volar wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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