tarsal tunnel


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tunnel

 [tun´el]
a passageway of varying length through a solid body, completely enclosed except for the open ends, permitting entrance and exit.
carpal tunnel the osseofibrous passage for the median nerve and the flexor tendons, formed by the flexor retinaculum and the carpal bones; see also carpal tunnel syndrome.
flexor tunnel carpal tunnel.
tarsal tunnel the osseofibrous passage for the posterior tibial vessels, tibial nerve, and flexor tendons, formed by the flexor retinaculum and the tarsal bones; see also tarsal tunnel syndrome.

tarsal tunnel

The osteofibrous canal in the tarsal area bounded by the flexor retinaculum and tarsal bones. The posterior tibial vessels, tibial nerve, and flexor tendons pass through this tunnel.
See also: tunnel

tarsal tunnel

tubular structure (formed by medial band of retinacula and medial side of body of talus) through which the tibial nerve passes before it enters the foot

tarsal

pertaining to the tarsus of an eyelid or of the foot. See also Table 10.

tarsal adenitis
see chalazion.
tarsal gland
sebaceous follicles between the cartilage and conjunctiva of the eyelids. Called also meibomian gland.
tarsal hobbles
tape applied around the hindlimbs, just above the tarsus, is used in dogs to provide support in walking after pelvic fractures.
tarsal hydrarthrosis
tarsal joint
see tarsus.
tarsal pad
see tarsal torus.
tarsal sheath
the synovial sheath around the deep flexor tendon in the horse.
tarsal tunnel
the osseofibrous passage for the tibial nerve, and flexor tendons, formed by the flexor retinaculum and the tarsal bones.

tunnel

a passageway of varying length through a solid body, completely enclosed except for the open ends, permitting entrance and exit.

carpal tunnel
see carpal tunnel, carpal tunnel syndrome.
tunnel of Corti
spiral passage in the organ of Corti.
tunnel graft
see rope flap.
tarsal tunnel
see tarsal tunnel.
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The predominance of the "affected" side suggests that the compression of the sciatic nerve root by a disc pathology cam make the peripheral segment of the nerve more vulnerable to mechanical compression and/or irritation at the level of the tarsal tunnel.
A significant sub-group of patients with lumbar disc disease subject to surgical treatment suffer also from impairment of the tibial nerve at the level of the tarsal tunnel.
Electrophysiologic studies in tarsal tunnel syndrome.
MR imaging of the tarsal tunnel and related spaces: Normal and abnormal findings with anatomic correlation.
4) It was reported on a scale of 0 to 4, where 0 meant the practitioners never treated the condition and 4 meant that the practitioners routinely treated the condition, that carpal and tarsal tunnel syndrome earned a rating of 2.
A diagnosis of tarsal tunnel syndrome was made based on physical findings including over pronation of the rear foot, loss of transverse arch height with standing as well as reported symptoms and location of pain.
A treatment plan using fascial stripping techniques including cross friction massage and instrument assisted fascial stripping to the lateral heel over the tarsal tunnel, and over the plantar and dorsal surfaces of the forefoot, and high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) toggle board adjustments of the talonavicular joint and mobilizations of the cuboid as well were initiated based on motion palpation.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is the most common compression neuropathy of the lower extremity.
The tenderness of TTS is more diffuse than that from plantar fasciitis, and symptoms are evident directly over the tarsal tunnel itself.
46,47) Success rates for various procedures of tarsal tunnel release and tibial nerve decompression range from 75% to 91%.
While the most impressive results from the use of this testing have been in the treatment of patients with diabetes, specifically testing for diabetic neuropathy, the test can also help evaluate difficult clinical problems such as, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Morton's Neuroma, Plantar Fasciitis, and nerve problems of the foot.
Later this month, at the European Federation of Rheumatology and Traumatology Medical Conference in Barcelona, Spain, the results of a recent clinical study in which the Sonotron proved its efficacy in the treatment of carpal tunnel and tarsal tunnel syndrome will be presented by two U.