Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Musculoskeletal Imaging - Case Report

A slip connecting the peroneus longus and tibialis posterior tendons at the forefoot: MRI, anatomic, and histologic findings in a cadaver


Departments of Radiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA


Departments of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

Diagn Interv Radiol 2011; 17: 343-345
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.3996-10.2
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The anatomy of the peroneus longus and tibialis posterior tendons is well described in literature from both anatomy and radiology. Though a slip connecting these two structures is described in the anatomic literature, its existence has not been confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this study in a cadaver, such a connection is documented using high-resolution MRI with anatomic and histologic correlation. This connection can provide support to the Lisfranc joint complex and further stabilize the region of the first and second metatarsal bases.

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