Abductor digiti minimi (hand)

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Geon Oh et al.

The abductor digiti minimi muscle overlies the opponens digits minima, within the hypothenar eminence.


  • originpisiform, the pisohamate ligament, and tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris
  • insertion: 5th proximal phalanx
  • action: abducts 5th finger at metacarpophalangeal joint
  • arterial supply: ulnar artery
  • innervation: deep branch of ulnar nerve
Anatomy: Upper limb
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rID: 45027
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
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