Extensor Digitorum Longus: Action, Origin & Insertion


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The extensor digitorum longus muscle originates from the lateral condyle of which bone?

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1. One of the points of origin of the extensor digitorum longus muscle is the fibrous connective tissue that connects the tibia and fibula bones. What is this connective tissue called?

2. The extensor digitorum longus muscle inserts onto the middle and distal phalanges of which toes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet assessment tool can quickly help you determine how much you understand about the extensor digitorum longus muscle. You must be able to recognize anatomical terms and functions associated with this muscle to successfully complete this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can complete this quiz by demonstrating your ability to:

  • Name the bone from which the extensor digitorum longus originates
  • Identify the name of the connective tissue found between the tibia and fibula
  • Remember the toes into which this muscle inserts
  • Recognize a movement that would be attributed to the extensor digitorum longus
  • Differentiate between true and false statements about this muscle

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the movements the extensor digitorum longus muscle allows us to do
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the connective tissue found between the fibula and tibia bones
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where this muscle originates and inserts

Additional Learning

You can take a big step toward improving your knowledge of this anatomical subject by reviewing the lesson titled Extensor Digitorum Longus: Action, Origin & Insertion. You can expect to learn more about the following:

  • How this muscle is described
  • What 'dorsiflexion' means
  • Which term is used in reference to the toe bones