Ankle tendons: topographic anatomy

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Transverse MRI section through the left ankle at the malleolar level showing the normal positions of the extrinsic tendons of the foot.

  • TA= tibialis anterior
  • EHL= extensor hallucis longus
  • EDL= extensor digitorum longus
  • PL= peroneus longus
  • PB= peroneus brevis
  • TP= tibialis posterior
  • FDL= flexor digitorum longus
  • FHL= flexor hallucis longus
  • TC(A)= tendo calcanei (Achilles)
  • pla= plantaris tendon

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