Abductor digiti I [pollicis] longus [Extensor carpi obliquus] - Musculus abductor digiti I [pollicis] longus [Musculus extensor carpi obliquus]

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of thoracic limb > Abductor digiti I [pollicis] longus [Extensor carpi obliquus]



Origin: Lateral surface of the ulna and radius, and the interosseous membrane.

Insertion: Medial on the proximal end of metacarpal 1 where there is a sesamoid bone embedded in it.

Action: Abduction and flexion of the first digit and medial deviation of the forepaw.

Nerve: Radialis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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