Flexor hallucis longus

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The flexor hallucis longus (FHL) muscle is one of the muscles of the posterior deep compartment of the leg and along with flexor hallucis brevis, is involved in flexion of the great toe. Its tendon passes between the medial and lateral tubercles of the talus. It's tendon sheath may communicate with the posterior ankle joint capsule.

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 6029
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Flexor hallucis longus
  • FHL

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