Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of plantar aspect of left foot

Tendons of flexor digitorum longus; lumbrical muscles; quadratus plantae muscle; medial and lateral plantar nerves

Image #200-5

KEYWORDS: Foot and toes, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system.

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Dissection of plantar aspect of left foot
Tendons of flexor digitorum longus; lumbrical muscles; quadratus plantae muscle; medial and lateral plantar nerves
The flexor digitorum brevis has been divided close to its origin (10) to permit the muscle to be reflected distally. A branch (12) of the nerve supplying the muscle (see view 200-2) can be traced to the lateral parts of the muscle belly.
1 . Fibrous sheath 1st digit
2 . 1st and 3rd lumbrical muscles
3 . Flexor hallucis brevis muscle
4 . Abductor hallucis muscle
5 . Medial plantar artery
6 . Medial intermuscular septum
7 . Medial plantar nerve
8 . Lateral plantar nerve
9 . Lateral plantar artery
10 . Origin of flexor digitorum brevis muscle
11 . Calcaneal attachment of plantar aponeurosis
12 . Nerve to flexor digitorum brevis muscle
13 . Flexor digitorum brevis muscle
14 . 4th lumbrical muscle
15 . Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle
16 . Flexor digitorum longus muscle (tendons)
17 . Abductor digiti minimi muscle
18 . Lateral intermuscular septum
19 . Quadratus plantae muscle
20 . Lateral malleolus
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