quadratus plantae (muscle)

Type:Term

Definitions
1. 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.

Synonyms
musculus quadratus plantae , 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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