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long plantar ligament

 

Definition: a strong ligament that extends from the calcaneus to the cuboid and lateral metatarsals on the plantar aspect of the foot; part of the passive support system for maintaining the longitudinal arch of the foot.

Synonym(s): ligamentum plantare longumTA

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