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Deep Part of Anterior Compartment of Forearm (Left)
Muscular System

Deep Part of Anterior Compartment of Forearm (Left)

Pars profunda compartimenti anterioris antebrachii

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Description

The muscles of the deep part are one of two subgroups of the muscles of the anterior compartment of the forearm, the other being the muscles of the superficial part. These muscles mainly act to:

- pronate the forearm at the radioulnar joints;

- flex the thumb and fingers at their interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joints.

The muscles of the deep part of the anterior compartment of forearm consist of the:

- flexor digitorum profundus;

- flexor pollicis longus;

- pronator quadratus.

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