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Table 3 Measurements for the nutrient artery that entered the third 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 third nutrient artery Direction of the nutrient artery into the third metatarsal Distance (mm) from the point of entry of the third nutrient artery Entry point of the nutrient artery into the third metatarsal
(1) Dorsal plane (2) Plantar plane (3) Distal epiphysis (4) Proximal epiphysis
1 Male, 70, Right 7.2 4.1 Plantar-lateral 41 26 Middle third
2 Male, 70, Right 11.0 1.3 Plantar-medial 44 25 Middle third
3 Male, 77, Right 8.1 3.2 Plantar-lateral 40 24 Middle third
4 Female, 95, Left 9.4 1.4 Plantar-lateral 39 23 Middle third
5 Female, 48, Left 7.2 3.3 Plantar-lateral 42 28 Middle third
6 Female, 100, Left 7.7 2.7 Plantar-medial 42 25 Middle third
7 Male, 78, Right 9.1 2.2 Plantar-medial 46 18 Proximal third
8 Female, 70, Left 7.4 3.8 Plantar-lateral 42 24 Middle third
9 Male, 96, Right 6.6 5.2 Plantar-lateral 42 34 Middle third
10 Male, 92, Left 8.3 4.1 Plantar-lateral 42 25 Middle third
11 Female, 69, Right 6.3 3.1 Plantar-lateral 35 34 Middle third
12 Female, 87, Right 6.8 3.6 Plantar-medial 44 16 Proximal third
13 Female, 78, Left 7.9 2.3 Plantar-medial 41 20 Proximal third
14 Female, 56, Left 8.3 2.6 Plantar-lateral 41 31 Middle third
15 Female, 80, Right 6.0 3.7 Plantar-lateral 36 28 Middle third
16 Female, 74, Left 5.3 4.2 Plantar-medial 38 26 Middle third
17 Male, 73, Right 7.2 3.6 Plantar-lateral 44 25 Middle third
18 Male, 93, Left 6.8 4.3 Plantar-lateral 39 28 Middle third
19 Male, 87, Right 6.7 4.1 Plantar-lateral 39 28 Middle third
20 Male, 77, Left 7.7 2.5 Plantar-medial 39 27 Middle third
21 Male, 81, Right 8.6 1.8 Plantar-lateral 44 28 Middle third
Mean ± SD 78 ± 12 7.6 ± 1.2 3.1 ± 1.0   40.9 ± 2.6 25.8 ± 4.3  
  1. SD standard deviation