peroneus brevis

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Related to peroneus brevis: Peroneus tertius, Peroneus longus

peroneus brevis

Etymology: Gk, perone + L, brevis, short
the smaller of the two lateral muscles of the leg, lying under the peroneus longus. It pronates and plantar flexes the foot. Compare peroneus longus.
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Peroneus brevis and peroneus longus

fibularis brevis

A muscle of the knee that arises from the distal two-thirds of the lateral fibula and the anterior and posterior crural intermuscular septa.

Everts and plantarflexes foot.
Superficial peroneal nerve.
Lateral base of the 5th metatarsal.

peroneus brevis

The muscle arising from the distal two thirds of the lateral fibula and attaching to the styloid process of the base of the fifth metatarsal. The peroneus brevis assists in plantar flexion of the foot and eversion of the ankle.
See also: peroneus

peroneus brevis

; PB extrinsic foot muscle within the lateral compartment of lower leg
  • origin lower two-thirds of lateral surface of fibula, underlying the belly of peroneus longus

  • insertion tendon courses along lateral side of fibula, deep to peroneus longus (PL), lying within groove at posterior area of lateral malleolus (where it shares a common synovial sheath with PL tendon), deep to superior peroneal retinaculum; PB and PL tendons lie on lateral aspect of calcaneum and cuboid

  • nerve supply superficial peroneal nerve

  • action foot eversion at subtalar joint; ankle joint plantarflexion of the ankle joint

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Normalized electromyography (nEMG) for the tibialis anterior (TA), peroneus longus (PL), peroneus brevis (PB) and soleus (SOL) in the left and right legs when they were the outside leg during the change-of-direction step in the Y-shaped agility in a typical basketball player.
Peroneus Brevis tendon Transfer (Teuffer's (9)): Through a postrolateral longitudinal incision, Tendo Achilles and the calcaneal tuberosity were exposed.
A 15 blade was used to create a horizontal tunnel through the proximal and distal tendon stumps for the passage of peroneus brevis tendon.
The incisional approach for proximal fifth metatarsal fractures should be made proximal to the fifth metatarsal base between the peroneus brevis and longus tendons.
The peroneus brevis tendon is split and transferred through the fibula and into the calcaneus, thus providing a more anatomic reconstruction.
Tuberosity avulsion fractures are proximal fifth metatarsal styloid fractures resulting from a forceful pull of the lateral band of the long plantar ligament or the peroneus brevis tendon during ankle inversion.
The MR imaging appearance of longitudinal split tears of the peroneus brevis tendon.
However, Fox visited a specialist in New York on Friday and learned he has also developed a ``split'' in the peroneus brevis.
METHODS: From march 2010 to march 2013, 20 patients undergone distally based Peroneus brevis muscle flap for the distal leg defects.
The peroneal tendons share a common tendon sheath proximal to the distal tip of the fibula with the peroneus brevis medial and anterior to the peroneus longus.
The peroneus brevis muscle originates just inferior to the longus, from the distal two-thirds of the fibula and intermuscular septum.
The repair can be further reinforced with a portion of the peroneus brevis tendon in higher demand patients (i.