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Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle – Attachments, Actions & Innervation

image descriptionFlexor Digitorum Longus Muscle

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image descriptionAttachments of Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle: Origin & Insertion

Origin: (proximal attachments):
Medial half of middle posterior surface of tibia.

Insertion: (distal attachments):
Bases of distal phalanges II-V (along plantar surfaces).

Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle with other muscles attached to the lower limb
Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle alone attached to the lower limb
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Actions of Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle on the foot:

a. image descriptionFlexes phalanges II-V.

b. image descriptionPlantar flexes foot.

Nerve to Muscle and its Spinal Segment:

Tibial nerve (L5, S1).

Overview:

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