Long plantar ligament

Infobox Ligament
Name = Long plantar ligament
Latin = ligamentum plantare longum
GraySubject = 96
GrayPage = 354



Caption = Ligaments of the sole of the foot, with the tendons of the Peronæus longus, Tibialis posterior and Tibialis anterior muscles. (Long plantar ligament is bottom label at left.)


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From = calcaneus
To = second metatarsal to fifth metatarsal
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DorlandsPre = l_09
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The long plantar ligament (long calcaneocuboid ligament; superficial long plantar ligament) is a long ligament on the underside of the foot that connects the calcaneus with the cuboid bone.

tructure

The long plantar ligament is the longest of all the ligaments of the tarsus: it is attached behind to the plantar surface of the calcaneus in front of the tuberosity, and in front to the tuberosity on the plantar surface of the cuboid bone, the more superficial fibers being continued forward to the bases of the second, third, and fourth metatarsal bones.

This ligament converts the groove on the plantar surface of the cuboid into a canal for the tendon of the fibularis longus.

Deep to this ligament is the short plantar ligament.

ee also

* Plantar calcaneonavicular ligament
* Short plantar ligament

External links

* (NormanAnatomyFig|soleoffootligaments)
* [http://www.gla.ac.uk/ibls/fab/tutorial/anatomy/arch1.html Image at gla.ac.uk]


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