extensor digitorum longus

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A slender muscle in the anterior compartment of the lower leg. It has its origin on the upper, anterior surface of the fibula, and its insertion on the second and third phalanges of the four lesser toes. Its primary actions are dorsiflexion and eversion of the foot, and extension of the toes.

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