Extensor carpi radialis - Musculus extensor carpi radialis

Anatomical hierarchy

General terms > Myology > Muscles of thoracic limb > Extensor carpi radialis



Origin: Lateral epicondylar crest of the humerus.

Insertion: Small tuberosity on metacarpals 2 and 3.

Action: Extension of the carpal joint and flexion of the elbow joint.

Nerve: Radialis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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