extensor digitorum longus (muscle)

ex·ten·sor di·gi·to·rum lon·gus (mus·cle)

muscle of anterior (extensor/dorsiflexor) compartment of leg; origin, lateral condyle of tibia, upper two thirds of anterior margin of fibula; insertion, by four tendons to the dorsal surfaces of the bases of the proximal, middle, and distal phalanges of the second to fifth toes; action, extends the four lateral toes; nerve supply, deep fibular.
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