extensor carpi radialis longus


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extensor carpi radialis longus

one of the seven superficial muscles of the posterior forearm. It inserts into the dorsal surface of the second metacarpal bone and serves to extend the hand and flex the forearm.
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This approach involves elevation of the extensor carpi radialis longus and brachioradialis anteriorly and the triceps posteriorly, thus allowing for resection of the capsule, soft tissue, and bony impingement.
62) By harvesting the extensor carpi radialis longus and a bone block from the base of the second metacarpal, surgeons in one group showed that all patients in a small series displayed good-to-excellent results following reconstruction.
The needle electromyography displayed an intact brachioradialis and extensor carpi radialis longus.
4) Its anatomic location puts it at risk, because it lies tethered underneath the deep fascia between the brachioradialis and extensor carpi radialis longus.

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