Skip to Content
Medical Term:

flexor digitorum longus (muscle)


muscle of deep posterior or flexor (plantar flexor) compartment of leg; origin, middle third of posterior surface of tibia; insertion, by four tendons, perforating those of the flexor brevis, into bases of distal phalanges of four lateral toes; action, flexes second to fifth toes; nerve supply, tibial nerve.

Synonym(s): musculus flexor digitorum longusTA, long flexor (muscle) of toes, musculus flexor longus digitorum

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.