The quadriga phenomenon: a review and clinical relevance
Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 07/16/2012
Schreuders TAR et al. – The flexor digitorum profundus tendons are markedly interconnected, making them less able to move independently than the tendons of the flexor digitorum superficialis. This difference is often attributed to the common muscle belly of the profundus, but also, more importantly, to cross–connections between the tendons of the profundus. The effect of this quadriga phenomenon is important in several clinical situations, including testing for strength, assessing movement of the tendons, and when deciding which exercises to teach the patient after a tendon injury.