plantar arch

(redirected from Plantar arterial arch)

deep plantar (arterial) arch

the arterial arch formed by the lateral plantar artery running across the bases of the metatarsal bones and anastomosing with the dorsalis pedis artery via the deep plantar artery;
Synonym(s): arcus plantaris profundus [TA]

plantar arch

Etymology: L, planta, sole, arcus, bow
the hollow on the sole of the foot.

plan·tar arch

(plan'tahr ahrch)
1. The arterial arch formed by the lateral plantar artery running across the bases of the metatarsal bones and anastomosing with the dorsalis pedis artery.
2. Either of two bony arches of the foot, longitudinal arch or transverse arch.

plantar arch

; plantar arcade arch-shaped continuation of lateral plantar artery; it gives branches to each intermetatarsal space (see plantar metatarsal arteries)