International Journal of Anatomical Sciences 2010, 1: 42-44.
An Unusual Flexor Digitorum Brevis Muscle and its Clinical Significance – A Case Report
Department of Anatomy, Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Melmaruvathur 603 319, Tamilnadu, India.
Key Words: flexor digitorum brevis, tendon
Abstract: An unusual flexor digitorun brevis muscle (FDB) was detected in the left foot of a 50 year old male cadaver. The muscle originated from the medial process of the calcanean tuberosity and was found to give off three tendons. The three tendons of FDB could be traced to second, third and fourth toes respectively. However, the tendon for the fifth toe was absent. Knowledge of such anatomical variants may be important clinically in view of reconstruction of heel pad by FDB musculocutanous flap transfer and interpretationof advanced diagnostic imaging modalities.