Peroneus brevis muscle

Dr Geon Oh et al.

The peroneus brevis (also known as the fibularis brevis) is a muscle in the lateral compartment of the leg lies under peroneus longus, and is a shorter and smaller muscle.


  • origin: lower two thirds of lateral surface of the fibula
  • insertion: lateral tubercle at base of fifth metatarsal
  • action: eversion of foot
  • arterial supply: fibular artery (peroneal artery)
  • innervation: superficial fibular nerve

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

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