Adductor Hallucis

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Description[edit | edit source]

Adductor Hallucis muscle is an intrinsic two-headed muscle in the sole of the foot. It

Origin[edit | edit source]

Muscle originates by two muscular heads, the transverse and oblique heads. The oblique head originates from the base of the second, third and forth metatarsals. The transverse head originates from the deep transverse metatarsal ligaments and the plantar metatarsal ligaments.

Insertion[edit | edit source]

Adductor hallucis muscle inserts into the lateral side of base of proximal phalanx and sesamoid bone associated with the Flexor Hallucis Brevis tendon

Nerve[edit | edit source]

The deep branch of the lateral Plantar nerve from the tibial nerve (S2, S3)

Artery[edit | edit source]

Lateral Plantar Artery

Function[edit | edit source]

Adducts and flexes the great toe at the metatarsal phalangeal joint. Supports the transverse arch

Clinical relevance[edit | edit source]

Supports the longitudinal and transverse arch of the foot. A key intrinsic muscle of the foot.

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