Opponens digiti minimi

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Geon Oh et al.

The opponens digiti minimi muscle lies deep to the other two hypothenar muscles.

Summary

  • origin: hook of hamate and flexor retinaculum
  • insertion: medial aspect of the 5th metacarpal
  • action: laterally rotates of the 5th metacarpal
  • arterial supply: ulnar artery
  • innervation: deep branch of ulnar nerve

Upper limb anatomy
Share article

Article Information

rID: 45029
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Opponens digiti minimi muscle

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.