Common extensor tendon

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Common extensor tendon
Anatomical terminology

The common extensor tendon is a tendon that attaches to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

Structure[edit]

The common extensor tendon serves as the upper attachment (in part) for the superficial muscles that are located on the posterior aspect of the forearm:

The tendon of extensor carpi radialis brevis is usually the most major tendon to which the other tendons merge.[2]

Function[edit]

The common extensor tendon is the major attachment point for extensor muscles of the forearm. This enables finger extension and aids in forearm pronation.

Clinical significance[edit]

Lateral elbow pain can be caused by various pathologies of the common extensor tendon.[3] Overuse injuries can lead to inflammation.[4][5] Tennis elbow is a common issue with the common extensor tendon.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standring, Susan (2008). Gray's Anatomy : The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice (fortieth ed.). London: Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-443-06684-9.
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  3. ^ Carreiro, Jane E (2009-01-01), Carreiro, Jane E (ed.), "Chapter 15 - Orthopedics", An Osteopathic Approach to Children (Second Edition), Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, pp. 243–274, doi:10.1016/b978-0-443-06738-9.00015-0, ISBN 978-0-443-06738-9, retrieved 2020-11-03
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  5. ^ Bestic, Joseph M. (2018-01-01), Morrey, Bernard F.; Sanchez-Sotelo, Joaquin; Morrey, Mark E. (eds.), "8 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Elbow", Morrey's the Elbow and its Disorders (Fifth Edition), Philadelphia: Content Repository Only!, pp. 93–100, ISBN 978-0-323-34169-1, retrieved 2020-11-03
  6. ^ Sonnabend, David H. (2010-01-01), Sambrook, Philip; Schrieber, Leslie; Taylor, Thomas; Ellis, Andrew M. (eds.), "2 - SOFT TISSUE RHEUMATIC DISEASE INVOLVING THE SHOULDER AND ELBOW", The Musculoskeletal System (Second Edition), Churchill Livingstone, pp. 19–31, doi:10.1016/b978-0-7020-3377-3.00002-0, ISBN 978-0-7020-3377-3, retrieved 2020-11-03
  7. ^ Dubin, Andrew; Lalani, Irfan; Argoff, Charles E. (2014-01-01), Benzon, Honorio T.; Rathmell, James P.; Wu, Christopher L.; Turk, Dennis C. (eds.), "13 - History and Physical Examination of the Pain Patient", Practical Management of Pain (Fifth Edition), Philadelphia: Mosby, pp. 151–161.e1, doi:10.1016/b978-0-323-08340-9.00013-x, ISBN 978-0-323-08340-9, retrieved 2020-11-03
  8. ^ Howard, Thomas M; Shaw, Joel L; Phillips, James (2008-01-01), Seidenberg, Peter H.; Beutler, Anthony I. (eds.), "Chapter 8 - Physical Examination of the Elbow", The Sports Medicine Resource Manual, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, pp. 71–78, doi:10.1016/b978-141603197-0.10008-4, ISBN 978-1-4160-3197-0, retrieved 2020-11-03