Imaging the plantaris tendon with ultrasound

Br J Plast Surg. 1990 Nov;43(6):689-91. doi: 10.1016/0007-1226(90)90190-b.


A quick, non-invasive method of imaging plantaris using real-time ultrasound is described. Preoperative scanning of patients who may require the use of plantaris as a tendon graft will identify those with congenital absence of plantaris and so avoid an unnecessary surgical exploration.

MeSH terms

  • Foot
  • Hand
  • Humans
  • Tendons / abnormalities
  • Tendons / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tendons / transplantation
  • Ultrasonography