Essential Questions For Surgical Intervention Of Diabetic Foot Infections

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An Overview Of Plantar Musculature By Compartment And Layer

Medial Compartment
Abductor hallucis (first layer)
Flexor hallucis longus tendon (second layer)
Flexor hallucis brevis (third layer)

Central Compartment
Flexor digitorum brevis (first layer)
Flexor digitorum longus tendon (second layer)
Lumbrical muscles (second layer)
Quadratus plantae (second layer)
Adductor hallucis (third layer)
Interosseous muscles (fourth layer)

Lateral Compartment
Abductor digiti minimi (first layer)
Flexor digiti minimi (third layer)

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By Andy Meyr, DPM

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