Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of plantar aspect of left foot

Interosseous muscles and plantar arch, close-up plantar view

Image #202-3

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

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Dissection of plantar aspect of left foot
Interosseous muscles and plantar arch, close-up plantar view
Details of the dissection illustrated in the previous view are shown in this close-up photograph of the interossei, their nerves and the branches of the plantar arch related to them.
1 . Common digital artery
2 . Groove for flexor tendons of third toe
3 . Adductor hallucis muscle (cut off at insertion)
4 . 1st and 2nd dorsal interosseous muscles (3rd and 4th dorsal interossei not labeled)
5 . Metatarsal plantar arteries
6 . Metatarsal bone
7 . Plantar venous arch
8 . Plantar arch
9 . 1st tarsometatarsal articular capsule
10 . Area of origin of adductor hallucis muscle (oblique head)
11 . 4th lumbrical muscle
12 . Abductor digiti minimi muscle
13 . Plantar interosseous muscles
14 . Opponens digiti minimi muscle (nearly inseparable from flexor digiti minimi brevis)
15 . Flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle
16 . Plantar metatarsal artery
17 . Branch of lateral plantar nerve to flexor digiti minimi brevis
18 . Lateral plantar nerve
19 . Lateral intermuscular septum
20 . Tendon of peroneus longus muscle
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