from Latin: digitus - finger; extendere - to expand, to extend; brevis - short
Synonym: short toe extensor
German: Musculus extensor digitorum brevis
Note: Some authors regard the extensor halucis brevis muscle as a part of this muscle.
The muscle has its origin at the cranial and lateral surface of the calcaneus - immediately in front of the sulcus that is formed by the tendon of the peroneus brevis muscle - and at the inferior retinaculum of the extensor muscles.
The extensor digitorum brevis muscle is responsible for the dorsal flexion of the toes II-IV.
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