cervical spine

Cervical Spine:Overview, Gross Anatomy

Cervical Spine: The cervical spine is the superior portion of the spinal column, that is lying between cranium to thoracic vertebrae.The cervical vertebrae are the smallest vertebrae in the vertebral column. There are seven vertebral[...]

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Dorsal interosseous of the foot

Dorsal interossei:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Dorsal interossei: Dorsal interossei of the foot are four muscles situated between the metatarsal bones. Each arises from two metatarsals.Origin: Originates from the sides of metatarsals one to five. Insertion: The first muscle connects to the[...]

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Plantar Interossei

Plantar Interossei:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Plantar Interossei: Plantar interossei muscles are three muscles located between the metatarsal bones in the foot.The three plantar interossei muscles adduct the third, fourth and little toes toward the long axis through the second toe. Origin:[...]

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flexor digiti minimi brevis foot

Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis Foot:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis Foot:The flexor digiti minimi brevis foot muscle is located at the outermost edge of the bones of the feet. The flexor digiti minimi brevis of the foot is one of the[...]

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Adductor Hallucis

Adductor Hallucis:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Adductor Hallucis: The adductor hallucis is a short muscle located laterally to the flexor hallucis brevis muscle. It consists of an oblique and transverse headOrigin: Oblique head: Originate from the base of the second to[...]

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Flexor Hallucis Brevis

Flexor Hallucis Brevis:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Flexor Hallucis Brevis: Flexor hallucis brevis is one of the third layer of plantar muscle lies within the sole of the foot. The muscle connects to the bottom of the cuboid bone and extends across[...]

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lumbricals foot muscles

Lumbricals:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Lumbricals: The lumbricals are four small skeletal muscles in the foot. They are each located medial to their corresponding tendon of the flexor digitorum longus muscle.     Origin: Originates from the tendons of flexor[...]

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Quadratus Plantae

Quadratus Plantae:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Quadratus Plantae: The quadratus plantae is a foot muscle that extends from front of the calcaneus to the digitorum longus muscle tendon.It supports the flexor digitorum longus with toe flexing.Diabetic polyneuropathy may provoke pain and[...]

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abductor hallucis muscle anatomy

Flexor Digitorum Brevis: Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Flexor Digitorum Brevis: The flexor digitorum brevis muscle lies in the middle of the sole of the foot. Its exact location is within the sole of the foot, directly over the plantar aponeurosis, which supports[...]

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abductor hallucis muscle anatomy

Abductor Hallucis:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

Abductor Hallucis: The abductor hallucis muscle is an intrinsic muscle of the foot. The intrinsic muscles on the plantar aspect of the foot are divided into four layers. The abductor hallucis muscle is found in[...]

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