Which of the following arteries is the main source of blood to the plantarflexors of the foot and toes?
a. Obturator artery
b. Deep femoral artery
c. Internal iliac artery
d. Posterior tibial artery
e. Dorsal artery of the foot
Plantarflexion is moving the foot and flexion of the toes downward. The gastrocnemius, soleus, plantaris, flexor hallucis longus, flexor digitorum longus, tibialis posterior, peroneus longus, and peroneus brevis are the muscles responsible for plantarflexion.
Answer and Explanation: 1
The main source of blood to the plantarflexors of the foot and toes is the d. posterior tibial artery.
The obturator artery supplies the medial thigh. The deep femoral artery supplies the thigh and upper leg with blood. The internal iliac artery supplies the pelvic area , buttocks, and the medial thigh. The dorsal artery supplies blood to the dorsal surface of the foot.
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fromChapter 18 / Lesson 3
Learn the definition of plantar flexion. Understand the meaning and morphology of dorsiflexion. Learn how dorsiflexion is different from plantar flexion.