Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis (Foot)

Written by Sanya Trikha

Last updated January 31, 2023 • 5 Revisions

The flexor digiti minimi brevis is an intrinsic muscle of the foot. It is located within the third plantar muscle layer of the foot.

  • Attachments: Originates from the base of the fifth metatarsal and attaches to the base of the proximal phalanx of the fifth digit.
  • Actions: Flexion of the little toe at the metatarsophalangeal joint.
  • Innervation: Superficial branch of lateral plantar nerve.
  • Blood Supply: Branches of the anterior and posterior tibial arteries.

    Fig 4
    The third layer of plantar muscles.

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