quadratus plantae (muscle)
muscle of second layer of plantar muscles; origin, by two heads from the lateral and medial borders of the inferior surface of the calcaneus; insertion, tendons of flexor digitorum longus; action, assists long flexor; nerve supply, lateral plantar.
Synonym(s): musculus quadratus plantaeTA, flexor accessorius (muscle), musculus flexor accessorius, accessory flexor muscle of foot, caro quadrata sylvii, musculus pronator pedis, plantar quadrate muscle, quadrate muscle of sole
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