NACHWEIS DER SEHNE DES MUSCULUS PLANTARIS LONGUS - BILDGEBENDE DIAGNOSTIK UND ANATOMISCHES KORRELAT

Translated title of the contribution: Pre-operatively radiological imaging of musculus plantaris tendon - Procedure and anatomical correlations

J. V. Wening, A. Katzer, F. Phillips, K. H. Jungbluth, D. E. Lorke

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Abstract

Using ultrasound as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), the plantaris tendon can be identified between the top of the calcaneus and the upper third of the lower leg in cross sections. Due to the surrounding fat tissue, the best proof of plantaris tendon existence and diameter can be obtained on sections at the level of syndesmosis and ankle joint. This allows to avoid unnecessary incisions during plastic and reconstructive surgery using this tendon as an autologous transplant. For the experienced examiner ultrasound seems to be the easiest way to show plantaris tendon existence; in case of doubt, MRI or CT will give further information.

Translated title of the contributionPre-operatively radiological imaging of musculus plantaris tendon - Procedure and anatomical correlations
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalUnfallchirurgie
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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