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short peroneal muscle

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short peroneal muscle n.
A muscle with origin from the lower two thirds of the lateral surface of the fibula, with insertion into the base of the fifth metatarsal bone, with nerve supply from the peroneal nerve, and whose action everts the foot. Also called short fibular muscle.

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  • In brief, we can, without inconvenience, consider it as a fasciculus of the short peroneal muscle.

  • To the short peroneal muscle is found annexed a very thin fasciculus which lies upon it.

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