flexor digitorum brevis muscle

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flex·or di·gi·to·rum bre·vis mus·cle

(fleks'ŏr dij-i-tō'rŭm brē'vis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, medial tubercle of calcaneus and central portion of plantar fascia; insertion, middle phalanges of four lateral toes by tendons perforated by those of the flexor longus; action, flexes lateral four toes; nerve supply, medial plantar.
Synonym(s): musculus flexor digitorum brevis [TA] , short flexor muscle of toes.
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