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.


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

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