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Long plantar ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum plantare longum, Ligament plantaire long

Parts

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Group

Lower limb joints - Ankle and foot

Description

This is a long, flat ligamentous band that attaches to a broad aspect of the plantar surface of the calcaneus and projects distally to attach to the plantar surface of the cuboid bone and the bases of the second through fifth metatarsal bones.

Function

Stabilizes the tarsal bones and is the major support of the lateral longitudinal arch.

Latin

Ligamentum plantare longum

French

Ligament plantaire long

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