Function of the posterior tibial tendon muscle

Foot Ankle Clin. 2001 Mar;6(1):1-14, v. doi: 10.1016/s1083-7515(03)00071-8.


The posterior tibial tendon muscle plays a critical role in the function of the foot. It is, with the exception of the triceps surae, the largest of the extrinsic foot muscles. It is called upon to provide a critical posturing and stabilizing function to the foot during gait. This review discusses the anatomy, physiology, functional characteristics, and measurement of the strength of this muscle.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ankle*
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Foot*
  • Humans
  • Movement
  • Muscle, Skeletal / anatomy & histology
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
  • Research Design
  • Tarsal Joints / physiology
  • Tendons / physiology*
  • Torque