Supernumerary brachioradialis - Anatomical variation with magnetic resonance imaging findings: A case report

World J Orthop. 2020 Sep 18;11(9):411-417. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v11.i9.411.


Background: In this single case report study, we describe an anatomical variance of a brachioradialis muscle with two muscle bellies and two tendons with their common insertion on the suprastyloid crest of a distal radius.

Case summary: After a self-mutilating forearm injury of a borderline personality patient, we observed the anatomical variation of brachioradialis tendon. After tendon repair and aftercare the muscle function recovered completely. Five months after surgery the forearm magnetic resonance imaging was done revealing a supernumerary brachioradialis muscle.

Conclusion: Anatomical variations of forearm muscles and tendons are not rare. The treating surgeons should be aware of their existence and anatomical relationships.

Keywords: Anatomical variation of forearm; Single case report study; Supernumerary brachioradialis muscle.

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  • Case Reports