Little finger adductor

The adductor muscle of the little finger ( Adductor minimi digiti manus ) is a muscle of the hand , it is located in the inner palmar region, hypothenar eminence, short and flattened.

Summary

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  • 1 Description
  • 2 Origin
  • 3 Innervation
  • 4 Function

Description

It is easily palpated on the ulnar edge of the hand.

Origin

This arises from the pisiform bone and into the tendon of the anterior ulnar bone and is inserted into the ulnar edge of the base of the first phalanx of the little finger.

Innervation

It is supplied by the ulnar nerve.

Function

Abduct and slightly flex the little finger at the level of the metacarpophalangeal joint In cases of polydactyly , the sixth finger is governed by this muscle

 

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