Flexor digitorum brevis

  • The flexor digitorum brevis (also flexor digitorum brevis muscle, flexor digiti quinti brevis, latin: musculus flexor digitorum brevis) is a muscle of the sole of the foot.

    The flexor digitorum brevis originates from the calcaneal tuberosity and the plantar aponeurosis. The flexor digitorum brevis inserts at the base of the medial phalanges of the second to fifth digits.

    The function of the flexor digitorum brevis is flexing the proximal and medial phalanges of the second, third, fourth and fifth toes.