Extensor indicis proprius
|Extensor indicis proprius|
|Transverse section across distal ends of radius and ulna. (Label "Ext. indic. prop." visible at bottom center.)|
|The mucous sheaths of the tendons on the back of the wrist. (Extensor indicis proprius visible going into second digit.)|
|Latin||musculus extensor indicis|
|Gray's||subject #125 456|
|Insertion||index finger (extensor hood)|
|Nerve:||posterior interosseous nerve|
|Action:||extends index finger, wrist|
The extensor indicis proprius (Extensor indicis) is a narrow, elongated muscle, placed medial to, and parallel with, the extensor pollicis longus.
Origin and insertion
Its tendon passes under the dorsal carpal ligament in the same compartment as that which transmits the tendons of the Extensor digitorum communis, and opposite the head of the second metacarpal bone, joins the ulnar side of the tendon of the Extensor digitorum communis which belongs to the index finger.
Posterior surface of the forearm. Deep muscles.
- LUC exi
- SUNY Labs 09:05-0106 - "Extensor Region of Forearm and Dorsum of Hand: Deep Muscles of Extensor Region"
- Norman/Georgetown lesson5musofpostforearm
- Duke Orthopedics extensor_indicis
- Extensor+indicis+muscle at eMedicine Dictionary
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