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Accessory muscle in the hypothenar region: a functional approach

  • Bakinde, Nicolas Department of Medicine, Anatomy Unit, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Yotovski, P. Department of Medicine, Anatomy Unit, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Voigt, Tilman Department of Medicine, Anatomy Unit, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Rager, Günter Department of Medicine, Anatomy Unit, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    05.03.2005
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  • Annals of Anatomy - Anatomischer Anzeiger. - 2005, vol. 187(2), no. 149
English An accessory muscle was found in the hypothenar region on both hands during routine cadaver dissection. This muscle originated from the tendon of the flexor carpi radialis, crossed the palma manus region superficially and inserted together with the abductor digiti minimi muscle into the ulnar aspect of the basis of the fifth proximal phalanx. The muscle was supplied by one branch arising from the main trunk of the ulnar nerve. Abnormalities of the hypothenar muscles have been described by many authors with a focus on their structural aspects, but there is not enough data about the possible functions they could induce. In our study, we try to elucidate the functions of this accessory muscle. We did not name the variant muscle as it has various functions, each similar to that of individual hypothenar muscles.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Médecine
Language
  • English
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Biology
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