Quantitative analysis of the intrinsic muscles of the foot.

  title={Quantitative analysis of the intrinsic muscles of the foot.},
  author={Hideji Kura and Zong Ping Luo and Harold B. Kitaoka and K. N. An},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  volume={249 1},
BACKGROUND Understanding muscle architecture of the foot may assist in the design of surgical procedures such as tendon transfer, biomechanical modeling of the foot, prosthesis design, and analysis of foot function. There is limited published information regarding foot intrinsic muscle architecture. METHODS Eleven fresh-frozen cadaveric feet were studied from eight males and three females. Twenty-eight intrinsic muscles were dissected in each foot, and measurements of fiber length, muscle… CONTINUE READING