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nbme18/Block 3/Question#47 (reveal difficulty score)
19 yo woman, 2 days of pain in left index finger
Flexor digitorum profundus tendon ๐Ÿ” / ๐Ÿ“บ / ๐ŸŒณ / ๐Ÿ“–

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submitted by โˆ—cheesetouch(248)

Flexor digitorum PROFUNDUS tendon inserts on the DISTAL phalanges; flexor digitorum superficialis inserts on the middle phalanges. the profound go far - profundus to distal/furthest phalynx

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rena13  I knew that! But it says X-ray is normal, wouldn't we able to see tendon rupture on X-ray? So I picked the median nerve which supplies the tendon :( +

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submitted by โˆ—sugaplum(487)

Inability to flex at the DIP is called "Jersey finger"

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