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Anatomy of the distal forearm

Soft tissue anatomy - dorsal

Extensor compartments:

  I.    Abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis 
  II.   Extensor carpi radialis longus and brevis 
  III.  Extensor pollicis longus 
  IV. Extensor digitorum communis and extensor indicis proprius 
  V.  Extensor digiti minimi 
  VI. Extensor carpi ulnaris


  1. Superficial radial nerve
  2. Dorsal branch of ulnar nerve