Flexor hallucis brevis muscle
|Flexor hallucis brevis muscle|
Muscles of the sole of the foot. Third layer. (Flexor hallucis brevis visible at left.)
|Origin||plantar surface of cuboid and lateral cuneiform bones|
|Insertion||base of proximal phalanx of hallux|
|Nerve||medial plantar nerve|
|Antagonist||Extensor hallucis longus muscle|
|Latin||musculus flexor hallucis brevis|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
The Flexor hallucis brevis arises, by a pointed tendinous process, from the medial part of the under surface of the cuboid bone, from the contiguous portion of the third cuneiform, and from the prolongation of the tendon of the Tibialis posterior which is attached to that bone.
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It divides in front into two portions, which are inserted into the medial and lateral sides of the base of the first phalanx of the great toe, a sesamoid bone being present in each tendon at its insertion.
The medial portion is blended with the Abductor hallucis previous to its insertion; the lateral portion with the Adductor hallucis; the tendon of the Flexor hallucis longus lies in a groove between them; the lateral portion is sometimes described as the first Interosseous plantaris.
Flexor hallucis brevis is innervated by the medial plantar nerve.
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It flexes hallucis together with musculus flexor hallucis longus
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