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Abductor digiti minimi muscle (foot)

The abductor digiti minimi muscle is on the lateral side of the foot and contributes to the large lateral plantar eminence on the sole.


  • origin: lateral and medial processes of calcaneal tuberosity, and band of connective tissue connecting calcaneus with base of metatarsal V
  • insertion: lateral side of base of proximal phalanx of little toe
  • action: abducts little toe at metatarsophalangeal joint
  • arterial supplylateral plantar artery
  • innervation: lateral plantar nerve from tibial nerve

Related pathology

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 44458
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Abductor digiti minimi muscles (foot)

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: normal foot MRI
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