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DEEP POSTERIOR COMPARTMENT OF FOREARM-APL

Anatomy-Upper Limb

DEEP POSTERIOR COMPARTMENT OF FOREARM-APL

ABDUCTOR POLLICIS LONGUS
1. O: oblique area of radius, ulna & interosseous membrane.
2. I: trapezium & 1st MC base.
3. NS: posterior interosseous branch of radial n.
4. A: abducts thumb & wrist. It can assist in abducting and flexing the wrist, producing a 'trick' flexion when other flexors are paralysed.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Abductor pollicis longus muscle. Netter. (2014). Atlas of Human Anatomy, Sixth Edition. 6th ed. Elsevier.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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