Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.2 (August 2017)

Page No.: 4187-4190

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.281


Arun P Chepte *, M V Ambiye.

Department of Anatomy, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Loni Tal, Rahata Dist, Ahmednagar (MS), India. 

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Arun Chepte, Department of Anatomy, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, (Deemed University), Loni Tal, Rahata Dist, Ahmednagar (MS), India. E-Mail: drarunchepte@gmail.com


The present study was carried out on 60 cadaveric lower limbs in Dept. of Anatomy, TNMC, Mumbai. Lateral tarsal artery (LTA) was studied with regard to origin, course, branches and its length & external diameter were noted. LTA was present in 59 cases. Dorsal metatarsal arteries in 7 cases arose from LTA. The mean length was 34.16 ± 0.22 mm .The mean external diameter at its origin was 2.09 ± 0.33 mm. Lateral tarsal artery is useful as an artery flap to repair web contractures and plays a great role in forefoot defect surgeries.

Key words: Dorsalis Pedis Artery, Lateral Tarsal Artery, Foot Surgery.


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Cite this article: Arun P Chepte, M V Ambiye. MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF LATERAL TARSAL ARTERY AND ITS SURGICAL IMPORTANCE. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.2):4187-4190. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.281