The venous pump of the human foot.

Abstract

Pressures in the flexor digitorum muscle, posterior tibial and anterior tibial muscles and subcutaneous pressure in the lower leg were recorded in 18 volunteers with a non-infusion technique. The venous plexus of the sole of the foot was compressed by a pneumatic foot pump. Activation of this device creates oscillations of intramuscular and subcutaneous… (More)

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