Variations on the insertion of the posterior tibialis tendon: A cadaveric study

David M. Bloome, John V. Marymont, Kevin E. Varner

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Abstract

This cadaveric study specifically investigates the variations on the insertion of the posterior tibialis tendon (PTT) in the foot, a topic which is not well defined in anatomy discussions. The PTT insertion sites from 11 fresh-frozen cadaver feet (10 subjects) were evaluated. There were three distinct bands of the PTT seen in all specimens with variations on the insertion to the spring ligament (4/11), fifth metatarsal base (7/11), flexor hallucis brevis (9/11), and peroneus longus (4/11). This study also found a distinct slip to the abductor hallucis in five of the specimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)780-783
Number of pages4
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Posterior Tibialis Tendon
  • Variations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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