Extensor Digiti Minimi

Diagram of Posterior Muscles of the Human Body

The extensor digiti minimi muscles are superficial muscles located on the dorsal surface of each lower-arm, i.e. between the elbow and wrist.

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 Digiti Minimi muscles:

Point of Origin:
Point of Insertion:

The approximate location of the extensor digiti minimi muscles can be described as on the dorsal surface of each lower arm.

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