The flexor hallucis longus is one of the muscles of the deep group within the posterior compartment of the leg.
The leg is comprised of anterior, lateral and posterior compartments. The posterior (flexor) compartment consists of two groups of muscles: a superficial group and a deep group, which are separated by a deep fascial layer.
Muscles of the superficial group within the posterior compartment of the leg
Muscles of the deep group within the posterior compartment of the leg
- Posterior surface of fibula and adjacent interosseous membrane
- Plantar surface of distal phalanx of great toe
- Flexes great toe
- Tibial nerve: S2, S3
- Peroneal artery
- Posterior tibial artery