Layer 5 of palm - Layer of superficial flexor tendons 


These layers are imaginary, based on dissections of the palm. This layer contains the following


1 empty tunnel of fibrous flexor sheath 

2 fibrous flexor tunnel containing flexor digitorum superficialis tendon and flexor digitorum profundus tendons 

3 flexor pollicis  brevis 

4 abductor pollicis brevis 

5 lumbricals 

6 flexor digiti minimi 

7 abductor digiti minimi 

8 pisiform 

9 flexor retinaculum 

10 tendons of flexor digitorum profundus and superficialis 

11 extensor pollicis brevis 

12 flexor tendon 

13 extensor pollicis longus 

14 abductor pollicis longus 

15 anatomical snuffbox 

16 attachment of profundus tendon to distal phalanx of  ring finger 

17 attachment of superficialis tendon to middle phalanx of  ring finger  

Other links

bulletLayer 5: Layer of superficial flexor tendons
bulletCommon synovial flexor sheath

Flexor digitorum superficialis


Flexor pollicis longus

bulletOpponens pollicis
bulletOpponens digiti minimi
bulletUlnar bursa
bulletRadial bursa
bulletPulp spaces of fingers


DIGITAL LOCATOR OF PALM: Layer 1 Layer of skin of palm. Layer 2 Layer of superficial fascia of palm. Layer 3 Layer of palmar aponeurosis.  Layer 4 Layer of superficial palmar arch. Layer 5 Layer of superficial flexor tendons. Layer 6. Layer of deep flexor tendons. Layer 7 Layer of adductor pollicis. Layer 8 Layer of deep palmar arch. Layer 9 Layer of interossei and joints. Layer 10 Display bones of hand. Roll over to label; click to display, click the blinking end page to open palm page.

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