Adductor hallucis muscle

The adductor hallucis muscle arises by two heads, an oblique and transverse head. It is responsible for adducting the big toe.

Summary

  • origin
    • transverse head: ligaments associated with metatarsophalangeal joints of lateral three toes
    • oblique head: bases of metatarsals II to IV and from sheath covering fibularis longus
  • insertion: lateral side of base of proximal phalanx of great toe
  • action: adducts great toe at metatarsophalangeal joint
  • arterial supplylateral plantar artery
  • innervation: lateral plantar nerve from tibial nerve

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Article information

rID: 44461
Section: Anatomy
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