Peroneus brevis muscle

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Geon Oh et al.

The peroneus brevis, also known as the fibularis brevis, is a muscle in the lateral compartment of the leg that lies under peroneus longus, and is a shorter and smaller muscle. As it passes behind the lateral malleolus, it is the tendon closest to the bone (memory aid: brevis closest to bone).


Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 44429
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Peroneus brevis
  • Fibularis brevis
  • Fibulas brevis muscle

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