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Anatomy Anatomical Accident

A 16-year-old girl is brought to the emergency department after attempting suicide by cutting her wrist. The deepest part of the wound is between the tendons of the flexor carpi radialis and the flexor digitorum superficialis. This patient is most likely to have a deficit of which of the following?

(A) Adduction and abduction of the fingers
(B) Extension of the index finger
(C) Flexion of the ring and small fingers
(D) Sensation over the base of the small finger
(E) Opposition of the thumb and other fingers
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accident damages median its
(E) Opposition of the thumb and other fingers
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It was damage of:
1. Palmaris longus tendon, most superficial tendon, not in the carpal tunnel. Function weak flexor of the wrist, opposition of thumb and 5 finger. Choice E.
2. Median nerve, which is deeper. Choice E, again
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