Updated: 1/3/2022

Flexor digitorum longus

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  • Summary
      • Flexor digitorum longus
      • Origin
      • Posterior surface of tibia distal to popliteal line
      • Insertion
      • Splits into four slips after passing through medial intermuscular septum of plantar surface of foot; these slips then insert on plantar surface of bases of 2nd - 5th distal phalanges
      • Action
      • Flexes toes 2 - 5; also helps in plantar flexion of ankle
      • Innervation
      • Tibial nerve (S2, S3) 
      • Arterial supply
      • Muscular branch of posterior tibial artery

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