Accessory extensor digiti secundus muscle

The accessory extensor digiti secundus muscle is a rare accessory muscle or tendon of the ankle and a normal anatomical variant.

  • origin: extensor hallucis longus tendon or muscle
  • insertion: the medial phalanx of the second toe second tendon of the extensor digitorum longus muscle

The accessory extensor digiti secundus muscle originates from the extensor hallucis longus tendon or muscle and travels between the extensor hallucis longus and the extensor digitorum longus muscles in the anterior compartment to the second toe inserting onto medial phalanx blending with the second tendon of the extensor digitorum longus 1,2.

The accessory extensor digiti secundus muscle was first reported by the Turkish anatomists Murat Tezer and Aynur Emine Cicekbasi in 2011 1-3.

Article information

rID: 90998
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Accessory extensor digiti secundus muscles

ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewer/no ads

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.