extensor digiti minimi muscle

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ex·ten·sor di·gi·ti mi·ni·mi mus·cle

(eks-ten'sŏr dij'ĭ-tī min'i-mī mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, lateral epicondyle of humerus; insertion, dorsum of proximal, middle, and distal phalanges of little finger; action, extends fingers; nerve supply, radial (posterior interosseous).
Synonym(s): musculus extensor digiti minimi [TA] , extensor muscle of little finger.
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Branches presented as "duck claws" soon emerge from the deep branch of radial nerve after leaving the supinator to be distributed to the deep surface of superficial extensors of the forearm as extensor digitorum, extensor digiti minimi, and extensor carpi ulnaris.
(8) It represents the extensor digiti minimi (proprius) (pedis) with its insertion displaced to the base of the fifth metatarsal.
Table 1: Flexors and extensors of hand Common flexors Common extensors Flexor carpi radialis Extensor digitorum longus Flexor digitorum superficial Extensor indicis Flexor digitorum profundus Extensor digiti minimi Flexor carpi ulnaris Extensor carpi radialis longus Extensor carpi radialis brevis Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) Extensor pollicis brevis (EPB)
Reconstruction of the transverse metacarpal arch by in ulnar palsy by transfer of the extensor digiti minimi. Plast Reconstr Surg, 1973; 52: 406-412.
The extensor digiti minimi manus extends the little finger.

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