Skin and Fascia of the foot:

The planter aspect of the foot is covered by glabrous skin, with a prominent stratum corneum.

The subcutaneous tissue (superficial fascia) is fibrous.

Elastic fibrous septa divide the subcutaneous tissue into fat filled compartments.

The septa anchor the skin to the underlying plantar aponeurosis, and limit the mobility.

. The planter aponeurosis

  • Collagenous deep fascia
  • Arises posteriorly from the Calcaneous, and fans dividing into five bands for each toe.

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CHAPTER 12: The Foot