Anatomical Science International

, Volume 83, Issue 4, pp 280–282

Peroneotalocalcaneous muscle

  • R. Shane Tubbs
  • William R. May
  • Mohammadali M. Shoja
  • Marios Loukas
  • E. George Salter
  • W. Jerry Oakes
Case Report

Abstract

Variations within the musculature of the lateral compartment of the leg are uncommon. However, clinicians and radiologists should be aware of anatomical alterations in this region when involved in diagnosis or imaging interpretation. The present report describes a well-developed muscle of the lateral compartment of the leg that inserted distally onto the talus and calcaneus. This muscle could be considered a variation of the so-called peroneus quartus muscle. To the authors’ knowledge this muscle variation has not been described as having an attachment onto the talus thus the term ‘peroneotalocalcaneus muscle’ is proposed.

Key words

leg lower extremity muscular variation 

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© Japanese Association of Anatomists 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Shane Tubbs
    • 1
    • 6
  • William R. May
    • 2
  • Mohammadali M. Shoja
    • 3
  • Marios Loukas
    • 4
    • 5
  • E. George Salter
    • 1
  • W. Jerry Oakes
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.University of Alabama at Birmingham School of MedicineBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anatomy and NeurosurgeryTabriz UniversityTabrizIran
  4. 4.Department of Anatomical SciencesSt. George’s UniversityGrenada
  5. 5.Department of Education and DevelopmentHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  6. 6.Section of Pediatric NeurosurgeryUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamAlabama
  7. 7.Pediatric NeurosurgeryChildren’s HospitalBirminghamUSA

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