extensor digiti minimi


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extensor digiti minimi

an extensor muscle of the posterior forearm. It is a slender muscle that arises from the common extensor tendon and joins the expansion of the extensor digitorum tendon on the back of the first phalanx of the little finger. It functions to extend the little finger and hand.
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SUMMARY: The extensor digiti minimi muscle originates from the posterior aspect of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus from a common tendon for the epicondilar muscles.
2) A superficial part which forms Extensor digitorum communis, Extensor carpi ulnaris, and Extensor digiti minimi.
We present a novel approach to the treatment of this complication with transfer of the extensor digiti minimi to the ruptured tendons, a method not previously described.
In fact, the common extensor origin consists of the fused tendons of extensor carpi radialis brevis, extensor digitorum, extensor digiti minimi, and extensor carpi ulnaris.

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