Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of medial aspect of left foot and ankle

Medial and lateral plantar vessels and nerves, medial view

Image #199-1

KEYWORDS: Ankle, Foot and toes, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of medial aspect of left foot and ankle
Medial and lateral plantar vessels and nerves, medial view
The abductor hallucis has been excised and the fascia of the plantar part of the foot has been removed. The flexor retinaculum (4) has also been cut away to reveal the posterior tibial vessels and the tibial nerve passing around the ankle into the plantar region of the foot.
1 . Tibial nerve
2 . Deep transverse fascia of leg
3 . Posterior tibial artery (accompanied by posterior tibial veins)
4 . Flexor retinaculum (divided)
5 . Calcaneal branch of posterior tibial artery
6 . Tendo calcaneus (cut off)
7 . Calcaneus
8 . Abductor hallucis muscle (origin)
9 . Plantar aponeurosis (attachment to calcaneus)
10 . Medial plantar artery
11 . Lateral plantar nerve
12 . Lateral plantar artery
13 . Abductor digiti minimi muscle
14 . Flexor digitorum brevis muscle
15 . Flexor digitorum longus muscle
16 . Tibialis posterior muscle (covered by flexor retinaculum)
17 . Medial malleolus
18 . Great saphenous vein
19 . Medial plantar nerve
20 . Tibialis anterior muscle (insertion)
21 . Communicating veins from medial plantar to large saphenous vein
22 . Tibialis posterior muscle (insertion)
23 . Flexor hallucis brevis muscle
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