Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Morphological study of plantaris muscle in cadavers and its clinical significance

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Author Details: Seema Prakash, Parveen Ojha2

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 17

Article End Page : 19


Plantaris muscle though a vestigial muscle and absent in 10% of cases still has a diagnostic and clinical importance e.g., of its being an isolated cause of tennis leg. This study was done on 50 lower limbs of 25 adult cadavers for morphology and prevalence of plantaris muscle in our region. We have observed absence of plantaris muscle in about 26% of limbs and both belly and tendon of the plantaris muscle had a wide variation in its length and width. In two of the limbs double head of origin of muscle was seen.

Keywords: Double Head, Plantaris, Vestigial.

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