Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus

Diagram of Posterior Muscles of the Human Body

The extensor carpi radialis longus muscles are located on the dorsal side of each forearm.

In general an 'extensor' muscle is one that causes the extension (straightening) of a limb or other part of the body.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus muscles:

Point of Origin:
Points of Insertion:

The approximate locations of the extensor carpi radialis longus muscles can be described as on the dorsal side of each forearm.

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