opponens digiti minimi muscle

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op·po·nens di·gi·ti mi·ni·mi mus·cle

(op-ō'nenz dij'i-tī mi'ni-mī mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, hamulus of the hamate bone and transverse carpal ligament; insertion, shaft of fifth metacarpal; action, "cups" palm, drawing ulnar side of hand toward center of palm; nerve supply, ulnar.
Synonym(s): musculus opponens digiti minimi [TA] .
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The deep ulnar nerve is responsible for motor control of intrinsic hand function through innervation of the dorsal and palmar interossei, the lumbricals of fourth and fifth digits, the hypothenar muscles (abductor, flexor and opponens digiti minimi), adductor pollicis muscle and the deep head of flexor pollicis brevis.
Also in this hyperabducted position the patient's left adductor pollicis and opponens digiti minimi muscles tested weak on muscle testing, which had previously shown no weakness in a normal position.