Higher Division of the Extensor DigitorumLongus Muscle: A Cadaveric Case Report

Jetti, Raghu and Rao, Srinivasa Sirasanagandla and Nayak, Satheesha B and Gorantla, VR (2014) Higher Division of the Extensor DigitorumLongus Muscle: A Cadaveric Case Report. OA Case Reports, 3 (2). pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

Introduction The higher division of extensor digitorum longus (EDL) in the leg is seldomly reported in the past. This paper reports a cadaveric case of higher division of the extensor digitorum longus muscle.Case report During a regular dissection, we came across a rare anatomical variation of the EDL, in an adult male cadaver. At the level of the upper part of the leg, a separate long slender tendon arising from the EDL was observed. This tendon coursed between the tibialis anterior and EDL muscles in the upper part of the leg, between the extensor halllucis longus and EDL muscles in the lower part of the leg. The tendon divided into two tendinous slips for the second and third toes, over the dorsum of the foot. The main portion of the EDL muscle became completely tendinous on the dorsum of the foot and divided into two tendinous slips for the third and fourth toes. The insertion of the all the four tendinous slips was found to be normal. Conclusion Awareness of presence of an extra tendon in the anterior compartment of leg is crucial while treating the compartment syndrome

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2015 10:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141943

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