The hypothenar eminence is the fleshy prominence located on the medial aspect of the palm of the hand at the base of the little finger.
This eminence is produced by the three hypothenar muscles located in this region. The muscles which contribute to the formation of the hypothenar eminence include the abductor digiti minimi, flexor digiti minimi brevis, and opponens digiti minimi muscles. The palmaris brevis muscle also contributes to the formation of the hypothenar eminence but unlike the other muscles of this region, does not insert onto the little finger. Primary muscles of the hypothenar eminence insert, act on and produce movements at the little finger.
|Terminology||English: Hypothenar eminence
Latin: Eminentia hypothenaris
Synonym: Hypothenar region
|Location||Medial aspect of the palm of the hand|
|Muscles||Abductor digiti minimi, flexor digiti minimi brevis, opponens digiti minimi muscles, the palmaris brevis muscle may also contribute to its formation|
Take a closer look at the muscles of the hypothenar eminence using the study unit below.
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