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Opponens Pollicis: The opponens pollicis is a muscle of the hand and is one of three thenar muscles. The opponens pollicis originates on the flexor retinaculum and the trapezium and inserts on the first metacarpal of the thumb. The opponens pollicis is one of a variety of muscles that enable the thumb to have the action of opposition, in which the tip of the thumb is able to touch the tips of all the other fingers of the hand. The opponens pollicis is innervated by the median nerve.
Conditions that can afflict the opponens pollicis include osseous avulsion of the opponens pollicis muscle, overuse injuries, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
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