Extensor digitorum lateralis muscle - Musculus extensor digitorum lateralis

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of thoracic limb > Extensor digitorum lateralis



Origin: Cranial edge of the lateral collateral ligament and on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

Insertion: Dorsal portion of the distal phalanxes III to V in Ca, proximal phalanx in Eq, all phalanges of digit IV in Ru, IV and V in Su, II to V in Fe

Action: Extension of carpal and phalangeal joints of corresponding digits. 

Nerve: Radialis

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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