Extensor pollicis longus

Greg Mirt et al.

Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) is a muscle of the deep compartment in the posterior compartment of the forearm. It passes through the 3rd extensor compartment of the wrist, where it changes direction around Lister's tubercle. The EPL defines the ulnar border of the anatomic snuff box

Summary

Related pathology

Upper limb anatomy
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rID: 40129
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Extensor pollicis longus (EPL)

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