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Adductor pollicis muscle lies deep to thenar muscles. It has actually two heads, oblique head and also the transverse head. <1>

Origin

Oblique head originates indigenous bases the 2nd-3rd metacarpals

Insertion

The basic of proximal phalanx of ignorance on that is medial facet <1>

Nerve

Deep branch of ulnar nerve. It end in this muscle <1><2>

Artery

Deep palmar arch

Main trunk of the radial artery passes into the palm between the oblique and also transverse heads of the adductor pollicis to form the deep palmar arch<1> <2>

Function

Adduction the thumb

Clinical relevance

Froment"s sign

Assessment


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