|Artery: Plantar arch|
|The plantar arteries. Deep view.|
|Latin||arcus plantaris profundus|
|Gray's||subject #162 639|
|Source||lateral plantar artery|
|Branches||plantar metatarsal arteries|
|Vein||plantar venous arch|
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The plantar arch is formed from:
The plantar arch supplies the underside, or sole, of the foot.
The arch is formed when the lateral plantar artery turns mediallly to the interval between the bases of the first and second metatarsal bones, where it unites with the deep plantar branch of the dorsalis pedis artery, thus completing the plantar arch (or deep plantar arch).