extensor hallucis longus muscle

(redirected from Extensor hallicus longus)

ex·ten·sor hal·lu·cis lon·gus mus·cle

(eks-ten'sŏr hal'ū-sis long'gus mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, lateral surface of tibia and interosseous membrane; insertion, base of distal phalanx of great toe; action, extends the great toe; nerve supply, anterior tibial.
Synonym(s): musculus extensor hallucis longus [TA] .
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extensor hallucis longus muscle

Foot muscle. Origin: middle of fibula. Insertion: base of proximal phalanx of big toe. Nerve: deep peroneal (S1-S2). Action: dorsiflexes big toe.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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Due to the inversion of the foot, Bobby was using his hip flexors to move his leg forward and the extensor hallicus longus to initiate his foot lifting.
There was pain on palpation of the distal 1/3 of the left extensor digitorum longus, extensor hallicus longus, the left lateral malleolus, and 6 cm above the lateral malleolus.
(11) The anterior compartment contains the tibialis anterior, extensor hallicus longus, extensor digitorum longus, and peroneus tertius.

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