Extensor hallucis longus muscle in human body

It is a thin muscle situated in between the tibialis anterior and the extensor digitorum longus muscle.

Origin – an anterior shaft of fibula, interosseous membrane

Insertion  - the base of distal phalanx of the great toe

Nerve supply – deep peroneal nerve(l4,5,s1)

Blood supply – anterior tibial artery

Action – an extension of great toe, assists dorsiflexion of ankle

Palpation – tendon palpated lateral to tibialis anterior the tendon on the anterior surface of the ankle and also on the dorsum of the foot near the greater toe

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