Loretta Chou

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  • Variation of nerve to flexor hallucis brevis FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL Chou, L. B., Choi, L. E., Ramachandra, T., Ma, G. 2008; 29 (10): 1042-1044


    Hallopeau's nerve is a branch of the lateral plantar nerve that supplies the flexor hallucis brevis muscle while also forming an anastomosis with the medial plantar nerve. In this study, the presence of this neural anastomosis was determined through dissection of cadaveric specimens.Twenty-six fresh-frozen adult feet (13 matched pairs) were dissected to assess the presence or absence of Hallopeau's nerve.Dissections revealed four out of 26 specimens had this anastomosis.This study confirms this anatomic variation.The clinical significance of these anastomoses remains unknown. These anastomoses are analogous to some in the hand and forearm.

    View details for DOI 10.3113/FAI.2008.1042

    View details for Web of Science ID 000259719800013

    View details for PubMedID 18851823

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