Sustentaculum tali; Talar shelf - Sustentaculum tali

Description

On the medial side of the base of the calcaneal tuberosity is the sustentaculum tali (talar shelf), a shelf like process that overlaps the plantar aspect of talus and supports the deep digital flexor tendon. On the plantar side of the sustentaculum tali is the groove for tendon of flechissor digitorum lateralis.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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