extensor pollicis longus


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extensor pollicis longus

a muscle that extends all the joints of the thumb.
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Rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon after fracture of the lower end of the radius a clinical and microangiographic study.
Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus.
Accurate identification of the proximal edge of the adductor aponeurosis is followed by incision through the aponeurosis, in a manner that is parallel and palmar to the course of the extensor pollicis longus.
The extensor pollicis longus and the abductor pollicis longus attached primarily to the interosseous ligament (81% and 62%, respectively).
Some surgeons mark key topographic anatomic landmarks before making incisions for the portals, such as identifying Lister's tubercle, the articular margins of the distal radius and distal ulna, and the anatomical course of certain tendons, the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) and extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU).

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