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The Flexor Digitorum Brevis is an intrinsic muscle of the foot located in Plantar Layer I. The muscles located in Plantar Layer I are:
- Abductor hallucis
- Abductor digiti minimi pedis
- Flexor digitorum brevis
- Calcaneus to toes #2-5.
- The proximal attachment is onto the tuberosity of the calcaneus.
- The distal attachments are onto the medial and lateral sides of the middle phalanges.
- Flexes toes #2-5 at the metatarsophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints.
- The flexor digitorum brevis also has attachments into the plantar fascia of the foot.
- The distal tendons of the flexor digitorum brevis split to allow passage of the distal tendons of the flexor digitorum longus.