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Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus

The extensor group of muscles occupies the posterior surface and lateral (outer) border of the forearm.


Origin

The extensor carpi radialis longus arises just above the lateral condyle of the humerus.

Insertion

It inserts on the second metacarpal bone of the hand.

Function

Extension and abduction (radial flexion) of the wrist.

Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus