Hypothenar eminence

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Hypothenar eminence
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The mucous sheaths of the tendons on the front of the wrist and digits. (Hypothenar eminence labeled at center right.)
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Transverse section across the wrist and digits. (Muscles of little finger labeled at upper right.)
Latin eminentia hypothenaris
Gray's subject #126 546
Origin
Insertion    little finger
Artery: ulnar artery
Nerve: deep branch of ulnar nerve
Action: control movement of the little finger
Dorlands
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h_23/12440437

Hypothenar refers to a group of three muscles of the palm that control the motion of the little finger.

The three muscles are:

Disorders

"Hypothenar atrophy" is associated with the lesion of the ulnar nerve.

"Hypothenar hammer syndrome" is a common vascular occlusion.

See also

External links

de:Hypothenar hu:Kisujjpárna sv:Hypotenar


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