quadratus plantae muscle

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quad·ra·tus plan·tae mus·cle

(kwah-drā'tŭs plan'tē mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, by two heads from the lateral and medial borders of the inferior surface of the calcaneus; insertion, tendons of flexor digitorum longus; action, assists long flexor; nerve supply, lateral plantar.
Synonym(s): musculus quadratus plantae [TA] .
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At the point of junction of the medial and lateral head, the quadratus plantae muscle attaches.
Lesbre mentioned a small accessory muscle isolated from the base of the calcaneus, not identifying it as the quadratus plantae muscle.