Flexor Digitorum Superficialis is sometimes also known as Flexor Digitorum Sublimis.


  • Medial epicondyle of the humerus
  • Medial coronoid process
  • Radial tuberosity


  • Splits into 4 tendons which insert to the sides of the middle Phalange of the four fingers


  • Flexion of the wrist
  • Flexion of the fingers


  • Median nerve

Daily uses

  • Making a fist

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