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Medical Term:

common flexor sheath (of hand)


the synovial palmar carpal tendinous sheath that surrounds the eight tendons of the superficial and deep flexors of the digits of the hand as they pass through the carpal canal; it is commonly continuous with the synovial digital sheath of the little finger.

Synonym(s): vagina communis tendinum musculorum flexorum (manus)TA, ulnar bursa

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