extensor hallucis brevis


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extensor hallucis brevis

; EHB intrinsic foot muscle
  • origin anterior dorsal surface of calcaneum, and parts of local inferior extensor retinaculum

  • insertion into dorsum of base of proximal phalanx of hallux

  • nerve supply deep peroneal nerve

  • action extension of first metatarsophalangeal joint

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The extensor digitorum is responsible for extension of the toes and the extensor hallucis brevis is responsible for extension of the big toe.

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