The plantaris tendon: A narrative review focusing on anatomical features and clinical importance

C. Spang, H. Alfredson, S. I. Docking, L. Masci, Gustav Andersson

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Abstract

In recent years, the plantaris tendon has been implicated in the development of chronic painful mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy. In some cases, a thickened plantaris tendon is closely associated with the Achilles tendon, and surgical excision of the plantaris tendon has been reported to be curative in patients who have not derived benefit following conservative treatment and surgical interventions. The aim of this review is to outline the basic aspects of, and the recent research findings, related to the plantaris tendon, covering anatomical and clinical studies including those dealing with histology, imaging and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1312-1319
Number of pages8
JournalThe Bone & Joint Journal
Volume98-B
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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