In human anatomy, the abductor digiti minimi (abductor minimi digiti, abductor digiti quinti, ADM) is a skeletal muscle situated on the ulnar border of the palm of the hand. It forms the ulnar border of the palm and its spindle-like shape defines the hypothenar eminence of the palm together with the skin, connective tissue, and fat surrounding it. Its main function is to pull the little finger away from the other fingers (i.e. abduction).
What does the abductor Digiti Minimi do?
It helps flex the joint of the first knuckle. Nerve functions are supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve. The abductor digiti minimi muscle can be used as a donor muscle in opponensplasty, a surgery to restore thumb opposition that has been damaged or injured.
Its distal tendon ends in three slips that are inserted into the ulnopalmar margin of the proximal phalanx, the palmar plate of the metacarpophalangeal joint, and the sesamoid bone when present. Some fibers insert into the finger’s dorsal aponeurosis, which is why the muscle acts similar to a dorsal interosseus muscle.
Additionally, the ulnar-most portion of the tendon inserts into the little finger’s digital cord, and the muscle thus forms part of a structure that flexes the metacarpophalangeal joint and extends the interphalangeal joints. 
The abductor digit minimi develops at an early stage from an ulnar muscle primordium of the superficial layer of the original undifferentiated mesenchyme of the hand, together with the flexor digitorum superficialis (medial primordia) and the abductor pollicis brevis (radial). In contrast, the remaining hypothenar muscles are derived from the deep layer at a later stage. 
The abductor digiti minimi is the most variable hypothenar muscle, and might be joined by accessory slips from the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris, the flexor retinaculum, the fascia of the distal forearm, or the tendon of the palmaris longus. Occasionally, the muscle is partially inserted onto the fifth metacarpal bone.
In the case of polydactyly, it may insert to the sixth finger instead, if there is one.
It plays an important role when the hand is grasping large objects with outspread fingers. 
Pisiform bone, pisohamate ligament and flexor retinaculum
The ulnar side of base of proximal phalanx of the little finger and extensor expansion
Abducts little finger at metacarpophalangeal joint
Deep branch of the ulnar nerve (C8, T1)
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