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Muscles of Dorsum of Foot (Left)
Muscular System

Muscles of Dorsum of Foot (Left)

Musculi dorsi pedis

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Description

The muscles of the dorsum of the foot are one of the two groups of muscles in the foot, the other being the muscles of the plantar part of the foot. They are found along the dorsal aspect of the foot and mainly act to extend the toes at their metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints.

The muscles of the dorsum of the foot consist of the:

- extensor digitorum brevis;

- extensor hallucis brevis.

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In fact, atrophy of foot muscles is even observed in patients without clinical signs of DSPN, underlining the presence of motor changes in DSPN well in advance of clinical findings and complaints [85].

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