Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of plantar aspect of left foot

Nerve supply to adductor hallucis muscle; plantar arterial arch, close-up view

Image #202-1

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

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Dissection of plantar aspect of left foot
Nerve supply to adductor hallucis muscle; plantar arterial arch, close-up view
The adductor hallucis has been detached and elevated to reveal the positions of the plantar arterial and venous arches, the deep plantar nerve and the more medially placed interosseous muscles.
1 . Flexor tendons in digital sheath
2 . Tendinous sheath (opened)
3 . Transverse head of adductor hallucis muscle (detached at origin)
4 . Deep transverse metatarsal ligament (cut off)
5 . Flexor hallucis longus muscle (tendon cut off)
6 . Tendinous sheath (opened)
7 . Sesamoid bone
8 . Flexor hallucis brevis muscle (cut off at insertion)
9 . Abductor hallucis muscle (cut off at insertion)
10 . Branch of deep plantar nerve to transverse head of adductor hallucis
11 . Oblique head of adductor hallucis muscle
12 . Branch of deep plantar nerve to oblique head of adductor hallucis
13 . Metatarsal bone
14 . Upper pointer: Plantar venous arch Lower pointer: Plantar arch
15 . Peroneus longus muscle (tendon of insertion)
16 . Area of origin of oblique head of adductor hallucis
17 . Deep branch lateral plantar nerve (elevated)
18 . 4th lumbrical muscle
19 . Interosseous muscle
20 . Metatarsal plantar arteries
21 . Branches of lateral plantar nerve to interosseous muscle
22 . Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle
23 . Lateral plantar artery
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