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Flexor Hallucis Brevis

Flexor Hallucis Brevis

Description

Origin :

  • Cuboid, lateral cuneiform, medial side of the first metatarsal.

Insertion :

  • Bases of the distal phalanges of digits 2-5.
  • these slips then insert on plantar surface of bases of 2nd – 5th distal phalanges.

Innervation :

  • Medial plantar nerve.

Depth :

  • Superficial

Action

Action :

  • Flexes the metatarsophalangeal & proximal interphalangeal joints of digits 2-5.