It is a pure abductor of the little finger at the metacarpophalangeal joint.
It is possible that the muscle contribute to extension of the middle phalanx of the little finger through its connection to finger's extensor mechanism.
It plays an important role when the hand is grasping large objects with outspread fingers.
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