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FOOT ARCH-TRANSVERSE ARCH

Anatomy-Lower Limb

FOOT ARCH-TRANSVERSE ARCH

1. The transverse arch is located in the coronal plane of the foot.

2. It is formed by the metatarsal bases, the cuboid and the three cuneiform bones.

3. Muscular support
: peroneus longus and tibialis posterior.

4. Ligamentous support : plantar ligaments (long plantar, short plantar and plantar calcaneonavicular ligaments) and deep transverse metatarsal ligaments.

5. Bony support : wedged shape of the bones of the arch.

6. Other support: Plantar aponeurosis.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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