Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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The carpal tunnel

The carpal tunnel lies between

– on the ulnar side
– the pisiform bone and the hook of the hamate bone and
– on the radial side
– the tubercle of the scaphoid bone and the trapezium bone.

It can be localized on the heel of the hand and somewhat towards the ulnar side. It is covered by the transverse ligament.

The content of the carpal tunnel is:

• the median nerve
• the flexor poll ids longus
• the flexor carpi radialis
• the flexor digitorum superfidalis and profundus.

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