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Table 2 Measurements obtained for the nutrient artery of the second metatarsal in each specimen

From: Entry points of nutrient arteries at risk during osteotomy of the lesser metatarsals: a fresh cadaveric study

Specimen Sex, age (years), side of individual at death Axial plane Coronal plane
Distance (mm) from the point of entry of the second nutrient artery Direction of the nutrient artery into the second metatarsal Distance (mm) from the point of entry of the second nutrient artery Entry point of the nutrient artery into the second metatarsal
(1) Dorsal plane (2) Plantar plane (3) Distal epiphysis (4) Proximal epiphysis
1 Male, 70, Right 7.9 3.0 Plantar-lateral 46 24 Middle third
2 Male, 70, Right 6.7 4.8 Plantar-lateral 36 35 Middle third
3 Male, 77, Right 9.1 3.0 Plantar-lateral 43 26 Middle third
4 Female, 95, Left 10.5 1.7 Plantar-lateral 48 15 Proximal third
5 Female, 48, Left 9.1 3.0 Plantar-medial 52 29 Middle third
6 Female, 100, Left 9.8 2.7 Plantar-lateral 54 14 Proximal third
7 Male, 78, Right 8.9 3.6 Plantar-medial 47 19 Proximal third
8 Female, 70, Left 6.5 4.9 Plantar-lateral 44 23 Middle third
9 Male, 96, Right 11.6 1.0 Plantar-lateral 61 18 Proximal third
10 Male, 92, Left 7.1 4.5 Plantar-lateral 43 26 Middle third
11 Female, 69, Right 6.1 4.6 Plantar-lateral 40 31 Middle third
12 Female, 87, Right 7.3 1.7 Plantar-lateral 42 22 Middle third
13 Female, 78, Left 9.2 1.6 Plantar-medial 45 22 Proximal third
14 Female, 56, Left 8.5 4.1 Plantar-medial 51 25 Proximal third
15 Female, 80, Right 7.5 3.0 Plantar-lateral 44 24 Middle third
16 Female, 74, Left 6.1 4.3 Plantar-lateral 42 23 Middle third
17 Male, 73, Right 8.6 3.8 Plantar-medial 47 24 Middle third
18 Male, 93, Left 7.3 4.3 Plantar-lateral 43 26 Middle third
19 Male, 87, Right 10.5 2.3 Plantar-medial 47 23 Proximal third
20 Male, 77, Left 8.1 3.4 Plantar-lateral 43 27 Middle third
21 Male, 81, Right 6.4 5.0 Plantar-lateral 49 24 Proximal third
Mean ± SD 78 ± 12 8.2 ± 1.5 3.3 ± 1.1   46.0 ± 5.2 23.8 ± 4.7  
  1. SD standard deviation