extensor digitorum

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A slender muscle that runs along the posterior fascial compartment of the forearm. It has its origin on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and its insertion consists of four tendons attached to distal phalanges 2–5. It acts as a wrist extensor, and extensor of the finger joints 2–5.

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