Flexor Carpi Radialis

Written by Oliver Jones

Last updated October 5, 2022 • 6 Revisions

The flexor carpi radialis is a muscle within the superficial compartment of the anterior forearm.

  • Attachments: Originates from the medial epicondyle of the humerus and attaches to the base of the second and third metacarpals
  • Actions: Flexion and abduction at the wrist.
  • Innervation: Median nerve.
  • Blood supply: Ulnar artery.

Fig 1
The superficial muscles of the anterior forearm.


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