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Bone Joint J. 2016 Oct;98-B(10):1312-1319.

The plantaris tendon: a narrative review focusing on anatomical features and clinical importance.

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1
Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden.
2
University College London Hospitals, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7HA, UK.
3
Federation University, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350, Australia.
4
Pure Sports Medicine Clinic, Cabot Place West, London E14 4QS, UK.

Abstract

In recent years, the plantaris tendon has been implicated in the development of chronic painful mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy. In some cases, a thickened plantaris tendon is closely associated with the Achilles tendon, and surgical excision of the plantaris tendon has been reported to be curative in patients who have not derived benefit following conservative treatment and surgical interventions. The aim of this review is to outline the basic aspects of, and the recent research findings, related to the plantaris tendon, covering anatomical and clinical studies including those dealing with histology, imaging and treatment. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2016;98-B:1312-19.

KEYWORDS:

Midportion Achilles tendinopathy; Plantaris muscle; Plantaris tendinopathy; Plantaris tendon; Plantaris tendon involvement

PMID:
27694583
DOI:
10.1302/0301-620X.98B10.37939
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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