Quadratus Plantae     

- See: Plantar Muscles of the Foot

  Origin: 2 heads, the medial surface and the lateral border of the inferior surfaces of the calcaneus;
  Insertion: fuses with the tendon of the flexor digitorum longus;
  Action: flexes the 2nd to 5th toes;
  Nerve Supply: Lateral plantar,  S1, S2; (See Innerv. Musc. Lower Limb )
  Synergists: flexor digitorum longus, flexor digitorum brevis.

Why does man have a quadratus plantae? A review of its comparative anatomy

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:35 pm