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Abductor Digiti Minimi

Last updated on Friday, April 17 2009 by blondarb

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Muscle Name: abductor digiti minimi

AKA:  musculus abductor digiti minimi manus

Abbreviation:  ADM

Spinal Nerve Roots:

Brachial Plexus Trunks:
    lower trunk

Brachial Plexus Cords:
    medial cord

Named Nerves:
    ulnar nerve

Proximal Attachment:  pisiform

Distal Attachment:  base of the proximal phalanx of the 5th digit on the ulnar or medial side

Action:  Abducts little finger

Needle Insertion:  Midpoint of the fifth metacarpal

Activation for EMG:  Have the pathient spread apart their fingers.