muscles of the forearm that move the wrist, hand, thumb, and digits

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flexor carpi radialis

flexes and abducts hand(radial deviation) at wrist joint

palmaris longus

weakly flexes hand at wrist joint

flexor carpi ulnaris

flexes and adducts hand(ulnar deviation) at wrist joint

flexor digitorum superficialis

flexes middle phalanx of each finger at proximal interphalangeal joint, proximal phalanx of each finger at metacarpophalangeal joint, and hand at wrist joint

flexor pollicis longus

flexes distal phalanx of thumb at interphalangeal joint

flexor digitorum profundus

flexes distal and middle phalanges of each finger at interphalangeal joints, proximal phalanx of each finger at metacarpophalangeal joint, and hand at wrist joint

extensor carpi radialis longus

extends and abducts hand at wrist joint

extensor carpi radialis brevis

extends and abducts hand at wrist joint

extensor digitorum

extends distal and middle phalanges of each finger at interphalangeal joints, proximal phalanx of each finger at metacarpophalangeal joint, and hand at wrist joint

extensor digiti minimi

extends proximal phalanx of little finger at metacarpophalangeal joint and hand at wrist joint

extensor carpi ulnaris

extends and adducts hand at wrist joint

abductor pollicis longus

abducts and extends thumb at carpometacarpal joint and abducts hand at wrist joint

extensor pollicis brevis

extends proximal phalanx of thumb at metacarpophalangeal joint, first metacarpal of thumb at carpometacarpal joint, and hand at wrist joint

extensor pollicis longus

extends distal phalanx of thumb at interphalangeal joint, extends first metacarpal of thumnb at carpometacarpal joint, and abducts at wrist joint

extensor indicis

extends distal and middle phalanges of index finger at interphalangeal joints, proximal phalanx of index finger at metacarpophalangeal joint, and hand at wrist joint.

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