Adductor hallucis muscle

Muscle infobox
Name = Adductor hallucis muscle
Latin = musculus adductor hallucis
GraySubject = 131
GrayPage = 493


Caption = Muscles of the sole of the foot. Third layer. (Oblique head visible at center, and transverse head visible at bottom.
Origin =
Insertion =
Action = adducts hallux
Antagonist = Abductor hallucis muscle
Blood =
Nerve = Lateral plantar nerve
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DorlandsPre = m_22
DorlandsSuf = 12548332
The Adductor hallucis (Adductor obliquus hallucis) arises by two heads—oblique and transverse.

Oblique head

The "oblique head" is a large, thick, fleshy mass, crossing the foot obliquely and occupying the hollow space under the first second, third, and fourth metatarsal bones.

It arises from the bases of the second, third, and fourth metatarsal bones, and from the sheath of the tendon of the Peronæus longus, and is inserted, together with the lateral portion of the Flexor hallucis brevis, into the lateral side of the base of the first phalanx of the great toe.

Transverse head

The "transverse head" ("Transversus pedis") is a narrow, flat fasciculus which arises from the plantar metatarsophalangeal ligaments of the third, fourth, and fifth toes (sometimes only from the third and fourth), and from the transverse ligament of the metatarsus.

It is inserted into the lateral side of the base of the first phalanx of the great toe, its fibers blending with the tendon of insertion of the oblique head.

Variations

Slips to the base of the first phalanx of the second toe. Opponens hallucis, occasional slips from the adductor to the metatarsal bone of the great toe.


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* [http://www.ptcentral.com/muscles/musclelegs.html#adductor%20hallucis PTCentral]


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