APPLIED ANATOMY OF THE ANTERIOR TARSAL SYNDROME
Xu Jie, Miao Hua (Department of Anatomy, Bengbu Medical College, Anhui)
The shape and structure of the inferior extensor retinacutureand the compressed deep peroneal nerve in the course of the feet were observed on 32 adult cadavers (64 feet). It was found that the compressed deep peroneal nerve accounted for 19.7% between the inferior extensor retinacuture and the neck of the talus and 57.8% between the front of inferior extensor retinacuture and the head of the talus. The compressed medial branch of the nerve below the extensor hallucis brevis tendon was 76.7%, and the compressed lateral branch of the nerve below the extensor digitorum brevis, 84.4%. All the compressed nerves showed a flat shape. The cause and the operation of the anterior tarsal syndrome are discussed in this paper.