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Table 1 Distances from the deep plantar arch to each lesser metatarsal in each cadaveric specimen

From: Distances from the deep plantar arch to the lesser metatarsals at risk during osteotomy: a fresh cadaveric study

Specimen Sex, age at death (years), side Axial plane Sagittal plane
   Distance (mm) from the deep plantar arch to: Distance (mm) from the deep plantar arch to:   Distance (mm) from the deep plantar arch   Distance (mm) from the deep plantar arch  
   (1) Plantar plane of the 2nd metatarsal (2) Plantar plane of the 3rd metatarsal (3) Plantar plane of the 4th metatarsal (4) Distal epiphysis of the 2nd metatarsal (5) TMT joint Location of the plantar arch at the level of the 2nd metatarsal (6) Distal epiphysis of the 3rd metatarsal (7) TMT joint Location of the plantar arch at the level of the 3rd metatarsal (8) Distal epiphysis of the 4th metatarsal (9) TMT joint Location of the plantar arch at the level of the 4th metatarsal
1 Male, 70, Right 1.0 3.0 3.3 45 23 Middle third 43 22 Middle third 42 20 Proximal third
2 Male, 70, Right 1.1 2.9 4.7 46 25 Middle third 42 27 Middle third 41 21 Middle third
3 Male, 77, Right 0 2.8 3.2 43 24 Middle third 41 24 Middle third 40 22 Middle third
4 Female, 95, Left 0 0 0 43 22 Middle third 45 18 Proximal third 39 22 Middle third
5 Female, 48, Left 0 1.9 3 57 22 Proximal third 50 20 Proximal third 53 14 Proximal third
6 Female, 100, Left 0 0 4 46 24 Middle third 47 20 Proximal third 47 19 Proximal third
7 Female, 70, Left 0 7.3 0 45 22 Proximal third 46 20 Proximal third 45 16 Proximal third
8 Male, 96, Right 0 1.5 0 45 34 Middle third 51 26 Middle third 49 27 Middle third
9 Male, 92, Left 2.7 3.3 4.1 47 21 Proximal third 53 14 Proximal third 51 14 Proximal third
10 Female, 69, Right 0 1.2 4.6 45 28 Middle third 42 27 Middle third 42 26 Middle third
11 Female, 87, Right 0 1.5 NA 43 23 Middle third 40 21 Middle third NA NA NA
12 Female, 78, Left 0 1.3 NA 44 23 Middle third 42 20 Proximal third NA NA NA
13 Female, 56, Left 1.0 3.6 4.9 53 22 Proximal third 50 22 Proximal third 51 15 Proximal third
14 Female, 80, Right 1.7 2.3 NA 44 23 Middle third 43 19 Proximal third NA NA NA
15 Female, 74, Left 0 2.7 NA 46 18 Proximal third 42 19 Proximal third NA NA NA
16 Male, 73, Right 0 0 0 49 24 Proximal third 47 22 Proximal third 50 14 Proximal third
17 Male, 93, Left 1.1 2.3 1.4 50 19 Proximal third 47 19 Proximal third 47 19 Proximal third
18 Male, 87, Right 0 1.7 4.1 52 18 Proximal third 50 17 Proximal third 46 19 Proximal third
19 Male, 77, Left 1.3 3.1 3.9 50 20 Proximal third 43 25 Middle third 50 13 Proximal third
20 Male, 81, Right 1.1 1.9 4.9 48 25 Middle third 51 19 Proximal third 50 18 Proximal third
Mean ± SD 78.6 ± 13.0 0.5 ± 0.7 2.2 ± 1.5 2.8 ± 1.8 47.0 ± 3.6 23.0 ± 3.4   45.7 ± 3.8 21.0 ± 3.3   46.4 ± 4.3 18.6 ± 4.1  
  1. NA not available, SD standard deviation, TMT tarsometatarsal