IJCRR - 5(7), April, 2013
ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS OF LONG TENDONS OF THE THUMB
Author: Anjali S. Sabnis
Thumb has attained a lot of attraction because of its functional significance. In today’s hitechnical era thumb movements have become prime movements which are possible because of the thenar muscles, Extensor pollicis longus (EPL), Extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) and Abductor pollicis longus (APL). Variations in their arrangement, number, origin and insertion are very important in thumb surgery. 50 upper limbs of 25 cadavers of unknown sex were studied to find out any variations in EPL, EPB and APL. In four cadavers we have found variations in EPL, EPB and APL unilaterally.
Keywords: EPL, EPB, APL, Supernumerary extensor tendons of thumb, Extensors of thumb.
Anjali S. Sabnis. ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS OF LONG TENDONS OF THE THUMB International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(7), April, 42-46
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