Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Represented in this diagram is the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is formed by an arch of carpal bones and the flexor retinaculum, found on the anterior aspect of the wrist. The flexor retinaculum attaches on the radial side to the scaphoid tubercle and the trapezium bone; on the ulnar side it attaches to the hook of the hamate and the pisiform. Its attachment over the arch of carpal bones converts the space into a tunnel which allows for the passage of several tendons and the median nerve. The carpal tunnel contains nine long flexor tendons and the …

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