Extensor digitorum longus muscle (foot)

In this article we will discuss about the Extensor digitorum longus muscle. So, let’s get started.

Extensor digitorum longus muscle (foot)

It originates from the lateral condyle of tibia, upper 3/4th of anterior surface of fibula, upper portion of the interrosseus membrane and from the intermuscular septum between tibialis anterior and peroneal muscles and gets inserted into the dorsal surface of the distal and middle phalanges of lateral four digits. It is innervated by the deep peroneal nerve and artery supply is through the anterior tibial artery. It’s chief action is extension of lateral four digits and dorsiflexion of ankle.

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