Adductor Hallucis

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Description

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

Origin

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

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

Nerve

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

Artery

Lateral Plantar Artery

Function

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

Clinical relevance

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

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