Skip to Content

tendinous sheath of flexor pollicis longus muscle


Definition: the palmar carpal synovial tendon sheath that envelops the tendon of the flexor pollicis longus in its course through the carpal canal; it is continuous with the digital sheath of the thumb, the two generally being considered as one sheath.

Synonym(s): vagina tendinis musculi flexoris pollicis longiTA, radial bursa

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.