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Flexor digiti minimi brevis of foot
The flexor digiti minimi brevis (Latin: musculus flexor digiti minimi brevis) is a small fusiform-shaped muscle located in the lateral aspect of the sole of the foot. It lies under the fifth metatarsal bone and, together with the abductor digiti minimi and opponens digiti minimi muscles, belongs to the lateral compartment of the plantar foot muscles. The flexor digiti minimi brevis acts on the little toe.
|Flexor digiti minimi brevis of foot|
|Origin||Base of 5th metatarsal bone, long plantar ligament|
|Insertion||Base of proximal phalanx of 5th toe|
|Action||Flexion of the 5th toe at 5th metatarsophalangeal joint|
|Innervation||Lateral plantar nerve (S2 - S3)|
|Blood supply||Branches of lateral plantar artery|
The flexor digiti minimi brevis of the foot originates from the base of the fifth metatarsal bone and the long plantar ligament.
The flexor digiti minimi brevis of the foot inserts on the base of the proximal phalanx of the fifth finger of the foot.
The flexor digiti minimi brevis of the foot provides flexion of the fifth toe at the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint.