Plantar Compartments of the foot

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Plantar Compartments of the foot

3 facial compartments – divided by two intermuscular septa.

Medial – abductor hallucis and flexor hallucis brevis muscles

Lateral – abductor digiti minimi and flexor digiti minimi brevis muscles

Central – flexor digitorum brevis, quadratus plantae, lumbricals, interossei, adductor hallucis. Also contains tendons of flexor hallucis longus and flexor digitorum longus - as they enter compartment the tendons cross – band of connective tissue ‘loops’ tendons here to bind them to navicular – called ‘master knot of Henry’

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