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1

What are the borders of the carpal tunnel?

Base and sides = concave carpal arch consisting of:
- scaphoid and trapezium tubercles laterally
- hook of hamate and pisiform medially

Roof = flexor retinaculum originating on lateral side and inserting into medial side

2

Describe the contents of the carpal tunnel.

9 tendons:
- 4 tendons of flexor digitorum superficialis
- 4 tendons of flexor digitorum profundus
- flexor pollicis longus tendon (own synovial sheath)