Accessory Belly of the Plantaris Muscle and its Clinical Relevance

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Title

Accessory Belly of the Plantaris Muscle and its Clinical Relevance

Subject

Plantaris
Achilles tendon
Vestigial
Tendon grafting

Description

The plantaris muscle is accessory flexor group muscle of the lower leg. The muscle originates from the lower part of the lateral supracondylar line of the femur and the oblique popliteal ligament, inserted medial to calcaneal tuberosity.  During the routine dissection for the undergraduate medical students we encountered accessory plantaris muscle originating medial side of the femoral condyle and capsular ligament. Both the normal lateral and accessory medial tendons fused to form long slender tendon and inserted medial to calcaneal tuberosity. Knowledge of variable origin, course and the insertion of the plantaris muscle is important for surgeons performing various reconstructive surgeries.

Creator

Hadimani, Gavishiddappa A
Bagoji, Ishwar

Source

South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences; Volume 2, Issue 2; 2018.; 5-6
2522-7165
2520-7342

Publisher

Little Bay Publishers

Date

2018-11-15

Rights

Copyright (c) 2018 Gavishiddappa A Hadimani, Ishwar Bagoji
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

Relation

https://littlebaypublishers.com/index.php/seajournalms/article/view/39/26

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

Identifier

https://littlebaypublishers.com/index.php/seajournalms/article/view/39
10.5281/zenodo.2547625

Citation

Hadimani, Gavishiddappa A and Bagoji, Ishwar, “Accessory Belly of the Plantaris Muscle and its Clinical Relevance,” Open Access Journal Archives, accessed August 2, 2021, http://oajour.info/items/show/333.