long plantar ligament

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long plan·tar lig·a·ment

a strong ligament that extends from the calcaneus to the cuboid and lateral metatarsals on the plantar aspect of the foot; part of the passive support system for maintaining the longitudinal arch of the foot.
Synonym(s): ligamentum plantare longum [TA]
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The plantar surface of the cuboid has attachments for the short and long plantar ligaments [2].
(14) Hiss used the term "flexible arch" for the medial arch, and the lateral arch he called "rigid arch," or "weight bearing arch." (14) The medial longitudinal arch is supported by the plantar fascia and a ligamentous group comprising the long plantar, short plantar, and plantar calcaneonavicular (spring) ligaments, and when weight is placed on the foot it works as a spring.