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Table 4 Measurements for the nutrient artery that entered the fourth 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 entry point of nutrient artery to Direction of nutrient artery into fourth metatarsal Distance (mm) from entry point of the fourth nutrient artery to Entry point of nutrient artery into fourth metatarsal
(1) Dorsal plane (2) Plantar plane (3) Distal epiphysis (4) Proximal epiphysis
1 Male, 70, Right 9.5 2.2 Plantar-medial 38 26 Middle third
2 Male, 70, Right 10.1 1.2 Plantar-medial 36 26 Middle third
3 Male, 77, Right 10.0 1.0 Plantar-medial 39 23 Middle third
4 Female, 95, Left 8.7 1.3 Plantar-medial 33 28 Middle third
5 Female, 48, Left 7.2 3.0 Plantar-lateral 39 28 Middle third
6 Female, 100, Left 6.5 3.0 Plantar-medial 38 28 Middle third
7 Male, 78, Right 6.0 4.1 Plantar-medial 39 23 Middle third
8 Female, 70, Left 5.5 4.9 Plantar-lateral 43 20 Proximal third
9 Male, 96, Right 10.6 1.0 Plantar-medial 48 27 Middle third
10 Male, 92, Left 9.2 3.3 Plantar-medial 41 24 Middle third
11 Female, 69, Right 6.4 6.2 Plantar-medial 39 29 Middle third
12 Female, 87, Right 8.1 3.5 Plantar-medial 40 19 Proximal third
13 Female, 78, Left 6.7 1.7 Plantar-lateral 35 25 Middle third
14 Female, 56, Left 6.9 3.5 Plantar-lateral 33 32 Middle third
15 Female, 80, Right 6.0 3.1 Plantar-lateral 38 24 Middle third
16 Female, 74, Left 6.2 2.8 Plantar-medial 42 20 Proximal third
17 Male, 73, Right 9.1 2.7 Plantar-lateral 44 21 Proximal third
18 Male, 93, Left 7.3 2.8 Plantar-medial 39 26 Middle third
19 Male, 87, Right 8.0 2.4 Plantar-medial 38 26 Middle third
20 Male, 77, Left 5.7 2.8 Plantar-medial 35 27 Middle third
21 Male, 81, Right 7.1 2.9 Plantar-lateral 46 24 Middle third
Mean ± SD 78 ± 12 7.6 ± 1.5 2.8 ± 1.2   39.1 ± 3.7 25.0 ± 3.2  
  1. SD standard deviation