Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Geon Oh et al.

The flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle lies under the 5th metatarsal bone.


  • origin: base of metatarsal V and related sheath of fibularis longus tendon
  • insertion: lateral side of base of proximal phalanx of 5th toe
  • action: flexes 5th toe at metatarsophalangeal joint
  • arterial supply: lateral plantar artery
  • innervation: lateral plantar nerve from tibial nerve
Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 44462
Section: Anatomy
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