Extensor Digiti Minimi (hand)

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Extensor Digitorum Minimi mm    Extensor Digitorum Minimi: Origin and InsertionExtensor Digiti Minimi (hand)

Origin: Lateral epicondyle of humerus via common extensor origin(CEO)

Insertion: Extensor expansion of fifth digit- two tendons which are joined by a slip from extensor digitorum at metacarpophalangeal joint

Actions: Extends 5th digit (finger)

Innervation: C7,8.  Posterior interosseous nerve

Daily uses: Releasing grip form holding a steering wheel.


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Other muscles of the Upper Limb


Origin: Posterior surface of the scapula (below the spine of the scapula)

Insertion: Greater tuberosity on the humerus

Actions: Shoulder abduction, 
External rotation.

Innervation: Suprascapular nerve

Daily uses: Brushing hair.

Teres Minor

Origin: Mid section of the lateral border of the scapula

Insertion: Greater tuberosity on the humerus

Actions:External rotation, 
Shoulder adduction

Innervation: Axillary nerve

Daily uses: Brushing hair


Origin: Supraspinous fossa

Insertion: Greater tuberosity of the humerus

Actions: Abduction 
Stabilisation of the humerus

Innervation: Suprascapular nerve

Daily uses: Holding shopping bags away from the body

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