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What is the action of plantar interossei?



A. Adduction 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th toes flexion interphalangeal joints and metatarsal-phalangeal joints.
B. The tendons split to give 2 insertions to the lateral side of the base of the proximal phalanx and dorsal expansion of 2, 3, 4. 5
C. Adduction 3rd 4th and 5th toes flexion interphalangeal joints and metatarsal-phalangeal joints
D. Abduction 2nd, 3rd, and 4th toes flexion interphalangeal joints and metatarsal-phalangeal joints
E. Abduction 3rd, 4th and 5th toes flexion interphalangeal joints and metatarsal-phalangeal joints

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Asked by Littletough, Last updated: Sep 21, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

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Answered Sep 27, 2017

This can't adduct the 2nd toe because the plantar interossei don't attach to the 2nd toe. The plantar interossei originates on the medial base of toes 3-5 and attaches to the respective med proximal phalances in the inner sling of said toes.

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emilylewson

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Answered Sep 27, 2017

This can't adduct the 2nd toe because the plantar interossei don't attach to the 2nd toe. The plantar interossei originates on the medial base of toes 3-5 and attaches to the respective med proximal phalances in the inner sling of said toes.

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littletough

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Answered Sep 27, 2017

Adduction 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th toes flexion interphalangeal joints and metatarsal phalangeal joints
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