flexor hallucis longus muscle

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flex·or hal·lu·cis lon·gus mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr hal'ŭ-sis long'gŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, lower two thirds of posterior surface of fibula; insertion, base of distal phalanx of great toe; action, flexes great toe; nerve supply, medial plantar.
Synonym(s): long flexor muscle of great toe.

flexor hallucis longus muscle

Foot muscle. Origin: distal two-thirds of posterior tibia. Insertion: plantar side of distal phalanx of big toe. Nerve: tibial (S2-S3). Action: flexes big toe, plantarflexes foot.
See also: muscle
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In the deep posterior compartment lie the flexor digitorum longus, flexor hallicus longus, and proximally, the popliteus.
To reach the tibialis posterior compartment and at the same time protect the peroneal vessels, the flexor hallicus longus must be reflected subperiosteally of the posterior fibula.

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