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Henry Gray (1825–1861).  Anatomy of the Human Body.  1918.
side. The Flexor digitorum brevis, bound down by the plantar aponeurosis, is not very apparent; it produces a flattened form, and the thickened skin underlying it is thrown into numerous wrinkles.

FIG. 1241– The mucous sheaths of the tendons around the ankle. Lateral aspect. (See enlarged image)

Arteries.—The femoral artery as it crosses the brim of the pelvis is readily felt; in its course down the thigh its pulsation becomes gradually more difficult of recognition. When the knee is flexed the pulsation of the popliteal artery can easily be detected in the popliteal fossa.

FIG. 1242– The mucous sheaths of the tendons around the ankle. Medial aspect. (See enlarged image)

  On the lower part of the front of the tibia the anterior tibial artery becomes superficial and can be traced over the ankle into the dorsalis pedis; the latter can be followed to the proximal end of the first intermetatarsal space. The pulsation


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