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Abductor Pollicis Brevis

Summary Information: Abductor Pollicis Brevis

Abductor Pollicis Brevis: The abductor pollicis brevis muscle is one of the thenar muscles located in the palmar hand just proximal to the thumb. The abductor pollicis brevis originates on the trapezium, scaphoid, and flexor retinaculum of the hand and inserts on the proximal phalanx of thumb. The abductor pollicis brevis abducts and extends the thumb and also enables 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. It is innervated by the median nerve.

Conditions that can afflict the abductor pollicis brevis include, overuse injuries, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.

Closely Related Organs: Abductor Pollicis Brevis

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Abductor Pollicis Brevis

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Sub Parts: Abductor Pollicis Brevis

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Abductor Pollicis Brevis

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