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Abductor Pollicis Brevis
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The Pointer Plus is an easy to use trigger point (TP) locator which incorporates a push button stimulation feature to immediately treat Trigger point pain.

 

The Abductor Pollicis Brevis is a muscle of the hand.

Anatomical Attachments:

  • Origin: Attaches to the Transverse carpal ligament, and the scaphoid and the trapezium bones.
  • Insertion: Attaches to the base of the distal phalanx of the thumb.

Action: Abducts the thumb and pulls it forward at a right angle to the palm.

Synergist: Flexor pollicis brevis, Opponens pollicis, and Adductor pollicis.

Antagonist: Palmaris brevis, Abductor digiti minimi, Flexor digiti minimi brevis, Opponens digiti minimi.

 

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Nerve Supply: Median Nerve (C6, C7).

Vascular supply: Superficial volar branch of the radial artery.

 

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