Flexor digitorum muscle :-

Flexor digitorum muscle :-

muscle details :-

it is so called because it is accessory to the fexor digitorum longus .

Origin :-

it arises by two heads .
-medial head is large and fleshy ; it arise from ahe medial concave sueface of the calcaneum and from its medial tubercle .
– lateral head is smaller and tendinous ; it arises from the calcaneum in front of the lateral tubercal and from the long plantar ligament . the two heads unite at an acute angle .

Insertion :-

the muscle fibres are inserted into the tendon of the flexor digitorum longus .

Nerve supply :-

main trunk of lateral plantar nerve .

Action :-

straightens the pull of the long flexor tendons .
– flexes the toes through the long tendons .

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