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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