Venous outflow of the leg: anatomy and physiologic mechanism of the plantar venous plexus.

@article{White1996VenousOO,
  title={Venous outflow of the leg: anatomy and physiologic mechanism of the plantar venous plexus.},
  author={John Valery White and Mira L Katz and Paul Cisek and Joshua C Kreithen},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={819-24}
}
PURPOSE Mechanisms of venous outflow from the leg and foot have not been clearly defined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anatomy and physiologic mechanism of the plantar venous plexus and its impact on venous drainage from the tibial veins. METHODS Fifty phlebograms that contained complete foot and calf films were reviewed. On lateral films, the number of veins in the plantar venous plexus and its tibial outflow tract were counted. The length and diameter of the longest vein in… CONTINUE READING