Flexor Digitorum Superficialis is sometimes also known as Flexor Digitorum Sublimis. It is one of the wrist flexor muscles found in the palm side of the forearm and wrist.
Origin - Medial epicondyle of the humerus.
Medial coronoid process.
Insertion - Splits into 4 tendons which insert to the sides of the middle Phalange of the four fingers.
Actions - Flexion of the wrist.
Flexion of the fingers.
Innervation - Median nerve.
Daily uses - Making a fist.
Example strengthening exercises - Wrist flexion using a dumbbell.
Example stretches - Wrist flexor stretch.
Related muscles - Flexor carpi ulnaris.
Flexor carpi radialis.
Flexor pollicis longus.