The plantaris muscle: anatomy, injury, imaging, and treatment

Spina, Andreo A.
September 2007
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Sep2007, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p158
Academic Journal
The plantaris muscle is often dismissed as a small, vestigial muscle, however an injury to this structure should actually be included in differential considerations of the painful calf. Injury to the plantaris on its own, or in association with concurrent injuries of the knee can present a diagnostic challenge to the manual practitioner. This review discusses the diagnosis, imaging, and evidence based management of this tiny, but important muscle of the lower limb.


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