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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by onestuckstudent, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. onestuckstudent

    onestuckstudent Welcome New Poster

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    :bash: Hi there everyone and am glad to of found his sire. After a long day and my computer reformatting itself causeing it to lose the work i had done all day i have finally redone it but am now stuck on a question and in large need of help. Im unsure if im been a dumb blonde and can not see the answer but this is the question -

    Name the extrinsic muscles which support the medial longitudinal arch. How are these muscles assisted intrinsically?


    The muscles which support the medial longitudinal arch are composed of the calcaneus, talis, navicular and cuneiforms. They are supported intrinsically


    Many thanks
  2. Dido

    Dido Active Member

    Without wishing to be unkind the purpose of this forum is not to help students with their homework. If you are going to be a self-employed practitioner you must be able to solve problems and make decisions about patient care.
    When you picked this line of study did you check what sort of back-up you would get from tutors etc.?
    What text-book are you using and do you have any e-mail support from the college?
    This is the problem with trying to study a practical subject by distance learning. If you can't actually see the anatomical structures on a cadarver it is very difficult to understand their relationship to each other.
    I would suggest that you do some more research from either the internet or local library and e-mail your tutor for some help.
  3. Griff

    Griff Moderator


    I echo Dido's above points - I will however offer you one bit of help

    You are not heading in the right direction - The calcaneus, talus, navicular and cuneiforms are bones not muscles.

    Take another look in your anatomy book - I'll give you a starting to point to search from - Tibialis Posterior.

    Good Luck

  4. Lizzy1so

    Lizzy1so Active Member

    check out itunes u or read florence peterson and kendall. glad you found us but i agree there are no easy anwers:)
  5. betafeet

    betafeet Active Member

    Welcome onestuckstudent we really don't bite, I have often lost work but have found on the journey it has strengthened my learning, you might find this will help but you will need to reference your findings from books.

    Arch Support
    A number of different structures can be involved in maintenance/support of the arches of the foot;
    • the bones themselves, forming the arches
    • plantar ligaments (PL) "tying" bones together
    • plantar fascia (PF) "tying" ends of arches together
    • extrinsic foot muscles (EFM) acting as dynamic ligaments
    • intrinsic foot muscles (IFM) also acting as dynamic ligaments

    extrinsic muscle one not originating in the limb or part in which it is inserted.

    "Tom, Dick and Harry" pass around the medial malleolus. These names refer to the tendons of Tibialis posterior, flexor Digitorum longus and flexor Hallucis longus.

    Good Luck on this extremley interesting journey
  6. Laetoliluna

    Laetoliluna Member

    Ditto the above comments re. good ref. books, I'd recommend 'McMinn's Color Atlas of Foot and Ankle Anatomy', it's not too expensive & your not paying for the rest of the body...

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