flexor pollicis brevis


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flexor pollicis brevis

a thenar muscle that flexes the thumb. It is innervated by the anterior interosseous nerve, a branch of the median nerve.
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For the flexor pollicis brevis, the interaction effect of diameter and weight (p=.
Thirty-two percent of the subjects accurately identified which mirror was most comfortable within the flexor pollicis brevis.
In the flexor pollicis brevis, results illustrate the main effect of padding had a statistically significant effect (p=.
The role and function of adductor pollicis and flexor pollicis brevis in thumb stabilization could be compared with that of the intrinsics for the other fingers.
Loss of opposition is a very significant functional impairment, although in pure median nerve palsy opposition is often adequately preserved, especially when the flexor pollicis brevis is entirely innervated by the ulnar nerve.

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