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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 7. Lower Limb

Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 7. Lower Limb

Plate 7.42

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Jean J. Jew, M.D., and Paul C. Reimann, B.S.
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Plate 7.42

Upper Left Quadrant

Lower Left Quadrant

Lower Right Quadrant

Upper Right Quadrant

1 . Third metatarsal head
2. Fourth digit, proximal phalanx
3. Fourth metatarsal head
4. Fifth digit, proximal phalanx
5. Fifth metatarsal head
6. Lumbrical m. and flexor digitorum brevis m.
7. Tendon m. abductor digiti quinti
8. Flexor digiti minimi m.

9. Tendon m. flexor digitorum brevis
10. Tendon m. flexor digitorum longus

11. Fat pad of heel
12. Plantar aponeurosis
13. Adductor hallucis (transverse head) m.
14. Tendon m. flexor digitorum brevis
15. Tendon m. flexor digitorum longus
16. Tendon m. flexor digitorum brevis
17. Tendon m. flexor hallucis longus
18. Flexor hallucis brevis (lateral head) m.

19. Flexor hallucis brevis m.
20. Tendon m. abductor hallucis
21. First metatarsal head
22. Interphalangeal joint and first digit, proximal phalanx
23. Fibrous digital sheath and tendon m. flexor hallucis longus
24. Second digit, proximal phalanx
25. Tendons mm. flexor digitorum brevis and longus

This section cuts the ball of the foot and looks down or distally. In this final section of the lower limb, the transverse head of adductor hallucis is present 13), along with the tendons of flexor digitorum longus (10, 15), flexor hallucis longus (17), and flexor digitorum brevis (6, 9, 14, 16). Note the lumbrical muscles associated with the tendons of flexor digitorum longus and also at 6 where the attachment of the muscle to the medial side of the base of the proximal phalanx of the fifth digit can be seen.

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