long extensor muscle of toes


A muscle with its origin from the tibia and the upper margin of the fibula, with insertion by four tendons to the bases of the phalanges of the second to fifth toes, with nerve supply from the deep branch of the peroneal nerve, and whose action extends the four toes.
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