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Flexor digiti minimi brevis pedis muscle

Synonym: flexor of the little toe
German: Musculus flexor digiti minimi brevis pedis

1 Definition

The flexor digiti minimi brevis (pedis) muscle forms part of the muscles of the foot, and that belongs to the ball of the little toe. It has the same name as the flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle of the hand.

2 Devolution

2.1 Origin

The flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle shares its surface of origin with the opponens digiti minimi pedis muscle. It comprises:

2.2 Insertion

The insertion of the muscle is situated at the base of the proximal phalanx of the little toe.

3 Innervation

The flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle is innervated by the lateral plantar nerve, a branch of the tibial nerve.

4 Function

The flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle flexes and abducts the little toe (5th toe) in the base joint of the toe.

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Specialties: Anatomy

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