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Why does man have a quadratus plantae? A review of its comparative anatomy.

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Quadratus plantae is a muscle in the sole of the foot, typically originating from the calcaneus and inserting into the posterolateral surface of the tendons of flexor digitorum longus. It is implicated in heel pain, claw toe deformity and diabetic polyneuropathy. Phylogenetic considerations suggest that quadratus plantae is getting bulkier, implying its significance in human locomotion. Is it simply an accessory flexor that brings the line of pull of flexor digitorum longus in line with the l...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Sivananthan, S More by this author
Journal:
Croatian medical journal
Volume:
46
Issue:
1
Pages:
30-35
Publication date:
2005-02-05
EISSN:
1332-8166
ISSN:
0353-9504
URN:
uuid:ee340195-2420-4ae3-a932-55567186bc29
Source identifiers:
414612
Local pid:
pubs:414612

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