Tibialis posterior in health and disease: a review of structure and function with specific reference to electromyographic studies

Ruth Semple, James Woodburn, George S. Murley, Deborah Turner

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Abstract

Tibialis posterior has a vital role during gait as the primary dynamic stabiliser of the medial longitudinal arch; however, the muscle and tendon are prone to dysfunction with several conditions. We present an overview of tibialis posterior muscle and tendon anatomy with images from cadaveric work on fresh frozen limbs and a review of current evidence that define normal and abnormal tibialis posterior muscle activation during gait. A video is available that demonstrates ultrasound guided intra-muscular insertion techniques for tibialis posterior electromyography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Research
Volume2
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009

Keywords

  • kinematics
  • foot
  • gait
  • posture

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