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Opponens digiti minimi of foot
The opponens digiti minimi (Latin: musculus opponens digiti minimi) is a small and short plantar muscle of the foot located in the lateral compartment. It stretches along the lateral side of the fifth metatarsal bone. The opponens digiti minimi is often considered a portion of the flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle instead of a distinct muscle.
|Opponens digiti minimi of foot|
|Origin||Base of 5th metatarsal bone, long plantar ligament|
|Insertion||Lateral surface of 5th metatarsal bone|
|Action||Opposition of 5th toe at 5th metatarsophalangeal joint|
|Innervation||Lateral plantar nerve (S2 - S3)|
|Blood supply||Lateral plantar artery|
The opponens digiti minimi of the foot originates from the base of the fifth metatarsal bone and the long plantar ligament.
The opponens digiti minimi of the foot inserts on the lateral surface of the fifth metatarsal bone.
The opponens digiti minimi of the foot provides opposition of the little toe at the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint.