Ortho Oracle - orthopaedic operative atlas

Abductor Pollicis Brevis

origin tuberosity of the scaphoid and the ridge of trapezium; another slip originates from the transverse carpal ligament; insertion Lateral surface of the base of the proximal phalanx of thumb; action abdcution and medial rotation of the metacarpal of the thumb; synergists abductor pollicis longus, EPL; nerve supply median nerve, C8, T1; Discussion although opposition … Read more

Abductor Digiti Minimi

Anatomy origin: pisiform bone and from the tendon of the FCU ; insertion two slips; into ulnar side of the base of proximal phalanx of little finger; into ulnar border of aponeurosis of extensor digiti minimi expansion of finger extensor tendons; action abducts little finger & helps flex its proximal phalanx at MP joint; synergists … Read more


(see also: Therapeutic Principles & Anti-Gout Meds Discussion gout refers to articular dz of MSU deposits (tophi) in soft tissues. it is caused by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in poorly perfused tissues, as well as bursae, ligaments, articular cartilage, and synovial membranes; on average, a family history of gout can be obtained in less … Read more