Accessory Belly of the Plantaris Muscle and its Clinical Relevance

South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title Accessory Belly of the Plantaris Muscle and its Clinical Relevance
Creator Hadimani, Gavishiddappa A
Bagoji, Ishwar
Plantaris; Achilles tendon; Vestigial; Tendon grafting
Description The plantaris muscle is accessory flexor group muscle of the lower leg. The muscle originates from the lower part of the lateral supracondylar line of the femur and the oblique popliteal ligament, inserted medial to calcaneal tuberosity.  During the routine dissection for the undergraduate medical students we encountered accessory plantaris muscle originating medial side of the femoral condyle and capsular ligament. Both the normal lateral and accessory medial tendons fused to form long slender tendon and inserted medial to calcaneal tuberosity. Knowledge of variable origin, course and the insertion of the plantaris muscle is important for surgeons performing various reconstructive surgeries.
Publisher Little Bay Publishers
Date 2018-11-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences; Volume 2, Issue 2; 2018.; 5-6
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Gavishiddappa A Hadimani, Ishwar Bagoji

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