Extensor digitalis communis - Musculus extensor digitalis communis

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of thoracic limb > Extensor digitalis communis



Origin: Lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

Insertion: Dorsal portion of the edge of the horn of the distal phalanxes two to five.

Action: Extension of the joints of the four principal digits.

Nerve: Radialis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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