Anatomy – MCQ 49 – Contents of carpal tunnel

The carpal tunnel contains all of the following important structures except?
A. Median Nerve
B. Flexor pollicis longus
C. Flexor carpi radialis
D. Flexor digitorum superficialis

Correct answer : C. Flexor carpi radialis

Contents of carpal tunnel:

  • Median nerve
  • Flexor pollicis longus tendon
  • Flexor digitorum profundus tendons – 4
  • Flexor digitorum superficialis tendons – 4

A total of 10 structures pass through the carpal tunnel.

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