Extensor digitorum [digitalis] longus - Musculus extensor digitorum [digitalis] longus

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of pelvic limb > Extensor digitorum [digitalis] longus



Origin: It arises in the extensor fossa on the lateral epicondyle of the femur and passes through the sulcus extensorius of the tibia.

Insertion: Distal phalanx of digits two through five.

Action: Extension of the digits; flexion of the tarsus.

Nerve: Peroneus.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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