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18 03, 2017

Venous Drainage of The Lower Limb

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The venous drainage of the lower limb is of enormous clinical and surgical significance. The venous blood of the lower limb is emptied against gravity. Yet, a number of variables help ease its drainage (vide infra). If these variables don't [...]

18 03, 2017

Joints of The Foot

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There are numerous joints in the foot created between tarsal, metatarsal, and phalangeal bones. The joints of the foot contain intertarsal, tarsometatarsal, intermetatarsal, metatarsophalangeal, and interphalangeal joints. Those joints that are of more functional worth are discussed. Intertarsal Joints They're [...]

18 03, 2017

Ankle Joint (Talocrural Joint)

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The ankle joint is a powerful weight bearing joint of the lower limb. Type It's a synovial joint of hinge variety. Articular Surfaces Proximal articular outermost layer of the ankle joint is composed by the articular facets of the: Lower [...]

18 03, 2017

Tibiofibular Joints

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There are 3 joints between the tibia and fibula: (a) superior tibiofibular, (b) middle tibiofibular, and (c) inferior tibiofibular. Superior Tibiofibular Joint The superior tibiofibular joint is a small plane type of synovial joint between the head of fibula and [...]

18 03, 2017

Knee Joint

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The knee joint is the largest and most complex joint within the body. It's the major weight bearing joint in the entire body. It's prone to go through degenerative changes with advanced age resulting in osteoarthritis. Thus it ought to [...]

18 03, 2017

Ligaments of the Knee Joint

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The significant ligaments of the knee joint are as follows: Capsular ligament. Ligamentum patellae. Tibial and fibular collateral ligaments. Anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. Medial and lateral menisci. The other secondary ligaments of the knee joint are as follows: Oblique [...]

18 03, 2017

Arches of The Foot

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The human foot is defined as an architectural marvel of the nature. Its construction is the greatest case of the structural adaptation to the function. The foot performs 2 major functions: It functions as a pliable stage to support the [...]

18 03, 2017

Sole of The Foot

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The region/part of the foot that meets the floor or earth is called sole of the foot. In a lot of ways, the structure of the sole of the foot is comparable to that of the palm. The major differences [...]

18 03, 2017

Plantar Arteries

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There are 2 plantar arteries- medial and lateral. Medial Plantar Artery The medial plantar artery is the smaller terminal branch of the posterior tibial artery. It originates below the flexor retinaculum and appears in the sole deep to abductor hallucis [...]

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