Monthly Archives: February 2014

Relationship between lateral plantar process and peroneal tubercle


(a) Photograph of a modern human calcaneus in lateral view with locations of the peroneal tubercle (straight arrow), retrotrochlear eminence (thin arrow), and lateral plantar process (curved arrow). (b) Photograph of a modern human calcaneus in axial view with location identified of the peroneal tubercle (straight arrow).

Gill and colleagues used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the foot to determine a positive relationship between the size of the lateral plantar process and the peroneal tubercle in the human calcaneus. This study refuted observations made over the past 80 years and clarified evolutionary and biomechanical implications within the human lineage and fossil record.

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