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The first metatarsal web space: its applied anatomy and usage in tracing the first dorsal metatarsal artery in thumb reconstruction.

Authors
  • Xu, Yong-Qing
  • Li, Jun
  • Zhong, Shi-Zhen
  • Xu, Da-Chuan
  • Xu, Xiao-Shan
  • Guo, Yuan-Fa
  • Wang, Xin-Min
  • Li, Zhu-Yi
  • Zhu, Yue-Liang
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chinese Journal of Traumatology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2004
Volume
7
Issue
6
Pages
344–347
Identifiers
PMID: 15566690
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The distal segment of the first dorsal metatarsal artery lies constantly at the superficial layer of the extensor expansion. Most of the first metatarsal arteries of Gilbert types I and II can be easily located via the combined sequential and reverse dissection around the space of the extensor expansion.

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