Tarsal tunnel

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Tarsal tunnel
The mucous sheaths of the tendons around the ankle. Medial aspect.
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The tarsal tunnel is found along the inner leg behind the medial malleolus.

The tarsal tunnel is made up of bone on the inside and the flexor retinaculum on the outside.

Nerve distribution

The posterior tibial nerve, a major artery, veins, and tendons travel in a bundle along this pathway, through the tarsal tunnel. In the tunnel, the nerve splits into three different paths.

One nerve (calcaneal) continues to the heel, the other two (medial plantar nerve and lateral plantar nerve) continue on to the bottom of the foot.

Contents of tunnel

One common mnemonic used to remember the contents is "Tom, Dick and Harry".[1][2][3] or alternatively Tom, Dick and very nervous Harry if the nerve and blood vessels are included

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