plantar aponeurosis


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plan·tar ap·o·neu·ro·sis

[TA]
the thick, central portion of the fascia investing the plantar muscles; it radiates toward the toes from the medial process of the calcaneal tuberosity and provides some attachment for the short flexor muscle of the toes.
See also: plantar fascia.
Synonym(s): aponeurosis plantaris [TA]

plantar aponeurosis

the tough fascia surrounding the muscles of the soles of the feet. Also called plantar fascia.

plantar aponeurosis

The sheet of connective tissue investing the muscles of the sole of the foot. Synonym: plantar fascia
See also: aponeurosis

plantar fascia

; plantar aponeurosis triangular sheet of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue attached (proximally) to plantar calcaneal tubercles (blending with distal fibres of Achilles tendon); fans distally to form five slips, each of which inserts into plantar plate (overlying plantar aspects of metatarsal heads) and fibrous flexor sheaths (containing long and short flexor tendons) on plantar aspects of proximal phalanges; forms a tie beam (between points of origin and insertion) maintaining architecture of longitudinal arch (see windlass effect; Figure 1)
Figure 1: Plantar fascia. MTP, metatarsophalangeal. This article was published in Neale's Disorders of the Foot, Lorimer, French, O'Donnell, Burrow, Wall. Copyright Elsevier, (2006).