Common extensor tendon

Common extensor tendon

Posterior view of muscles of the forearm showing common extensor tendon (Suarez, C.A. and Vilensky, J., All-in-One Anatomy Exam Review. Vol. 1 Back and Upper Limb)

Anatomical terminology

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

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

See also


  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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