Repeated USMLE Questions Step 1- 278

A 45-year-old woman visits her physician with a complaint of pain and fatigue in her wrist and hand for 6 weeks. MRI confirms the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.

What is the structure that forms the anterior wall of the carpal tunnel?


B-Superficial fascia

C-Palmer aponeurosis

D-Flexor retinaculum

E-Extensor retinaculum


Flexor retinaculum forms the anterior wall of the carpal tunnel. It is also known as the transverse carpal ligament.

The correct answer is D

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