Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle (foot)

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For the muscle of the hand, see Flexor digiti quinti brevis muscle (hand)
Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle (foot)
Muscles of the sole of the foot. Third layer. (Flexor dig. quint. brev. labeled at center right.)
Latin musculus flexor digiti minimi brevis pedis
Gray's subject #131 494
Origin: fifth metatarsal bone
Insertion: phalanx of the fifth toe
Nerve: plantar nerve
Action: extend and adduct the fifth toe
Antagonist: Abductor digiti minimi muscle
Dorlands/Elsevier m_22/12549056

The Flexor digiti minimi brevis (Flexor brevis minimi digiti, Flexor digiti quinti brevis) lies under the metatarsal bone of the little toe, and resembles one of the Interossei.

It arises from the base of the fifth metatarsal bone, and from the sheath of the Peronæus longus; its tendon is inserted into the lateral side of the base of the first phalanx of the fifth toe.

Occasionally a few of the deeper fibers are inserted into the lateral part of the distal half of the fifth metatarsal bone; these are described by some as a distinct muscle, the Opponens digiti quinti.

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