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Extensor Hallucis Longus Muscle

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015

The extensor hallucis longus muscle has its origin in the middle of the fibula, running along the inside of that bone and over the ankle to insert on the distal phalanx. It extends the big toe (straightens it) and assists in the ankle’s dorsal flexion. The hallux (plural, hallucis) are muscles pertaining to the big toe. The extensor hallucis longus are muscles used in extending the toe; the flexor Continue Scrolling To Read More Below...

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Continued From Above... hallucis longus are used in flexing it and moving it to the side.