The Extensor pollicis brevis
lies on the medial side of, and is closely connected with, the Abductor pollicis longus
Origin and insertion
It arises from the dorsal surface of the body of the radius
below that muscle, and from the interosseous membrane
Its direction is similar to that of the Abductor pollicis longus, its tendon passing the same groove on the lateral side of the lower end of the radius, to be inserted into the base of the first phalanx of the thumb.
The Extensor pollicis brevis extends the proximal phalanx.
Absence; fusion of tendon with that of the Extensor pollicis longus