Last revised by Calum Worsley on 8 Jan 2021

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:

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