Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis (hand)
Posted on Jul 23rd, 2020 / Published in: Hand/Fingers/Thumb
A short intrinsic muscle in the hand which, with the abductor digiti minimi and opponens digiti minimi muscles, makes up the hypothenar group.
The short muscle that bends the little finger.
Hypothenar muscles and flexor digit minimi brevis are situated in the medial hand and form the hypothenar eminence which is located above the base of the little finger.
Hook of hamate, flexor retinaculum.
Base of proximal phalanx of 5th digit.
Fifth metacarpophalangeal joint: finger flexion (+ finger lateral rotation/opposition).
Deep branch of ulnar nerve (C8, T1).
Deep palmar branch of ulnar artery.
None- only case reports.
Flexor digiti minimi brevis (hand) exercises
While the images show the index finger, the same exercises can be carried out for the fifth finger.
Isometric finger flexion MCP
Place one finger from the opposite hand above the bottom joint of your injured finger and try to hold the injured finger straight, while your other finger applies a downwards pressure.
Finger flexion MCP
Place your thumb and finger above the bottom joint of your injured finger and with your other hand gently and gradually bend the whole finger joint.