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The muscles of the posterior forearm seen in this superficial view are the:
Also seen are the:
- Triceps brachii
- Flexor carpi ulnaris
- Abductor pollicis longus
- Extensor pollicis brevis
- Extensor pollicis longus
- The extensor carpi radialis brevis, extensor digitorum, extensor digiti minimi, and extensor carpi ulnaris attach proximally into the common extensor belly/tendon, and are involved in tennis elbow (aka lateral elbow tendinopathy, lateral epicondylitis, lateral epicondylosis).
- The extensor carpi radialis longus, extensor carpi radialis brevis, and extensor carpi ulnaris are members of the wrist extensor group.
- The brachioradialis, extensor carpi radialis longus, and extensor carpi radialis brevis are members of the radial group.