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Muscles of Plantar Part of Foot (Left)
Muscular System

Muscles of Plantar Part of Foot (Left)

Musculi partis plantaris pedis

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The muscles of the plantar part of the foot are one of the two groups of muscles in the foot, the other being the muscles of the dorsum of the foot. They are found along the plantar aspect and mainly act to:

- flex the toes at their metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints;

- abduct and adduct the toes at their metatarsophalangeal joints.

For classification purposes, the muscles of the plantar part of foot are divided into four distinct layers. From superficial to deep, they are the:

- first layer of muscles of plantar part of foot;

- second layer of muscles of plantar part of foot;

- third layer of muscles of plantar part of foot;

- fourth layer of muscles of plantar part of foot.

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