TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Spina, Andreo A.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Sep2007, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p158
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
26937791

 

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