The foot is the most distal part of the lower limb below the leg and ankle. It is a complex anatomical structure and can be subdivided into the hindfoot, the midfoot, and the forefoot. The bones of the foot are:

Arterial supply

  • can be divided into plantar and dorsal components. See full article here

Venous drainage

  • can be divided into plantar and dorsal components. See full article here
  • forms as venous plexuses in the plantar portion of the toes becoming the plantar digital veins

See these articles for radiographic positioning:

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 82275
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • feet

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1a: muscle attachments (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 1b: muscle attachments (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 2: foot (Gray's illustration)
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