Extensor pollicis tertius: an additional extensor muscle to the thumb.

@article{AbuHijleh1993ExtensorPT,
  title={Extensor pollicis tertius: an additional extensor muscle to the thumb.},
  author={Marwan F Abu-Hijleh},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={340-3}
}
This is the first reported case in the literature of an extra extensor muscle and tendon to the right thumb. It was discovered during routine dissection of a male cadaver. The muscle originated from the dorsal surface of the lower third of the ulna immediately proximal to the origin of the extensor indicis proprius. Its tendon, after passing through the dorsal fourth synovial compartment, turned obliquely and laterally to insert independently into the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb… CONTINUE READING

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