Flexor hallucis longus

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. Its tendon sheath may communicate with the posterior ankle joint capsule.

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

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

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