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Please help docs! where does the post tibial tendon attach to on tibia?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Origin vs insertion

Tendons attach muscles to bone.
Origin is where muscle starts (pretty obvious, huh?) while insertion is where action is performed. In the case of posterior tibial tendon, it originates high up to back of tibia & inserts in bottom of foot. Check out http://mydoctor.kaiserpermanente.org/ncal/facilities/region/santarosa/area_master/departments/Footandankle/footandankle_posterior_tibial_tendon.jsp

In brief: Origin vs insertion

Tendons attach muscles to bone.
Origin is where muscle starts (pretty obvious, huh?) while insertion is where action is performed. In the case of posterior tibial tendon, it originates high up to back of tibia & inserts in bottom of foot. Check out http://mydoctor.kaiserpermanente.org/ncal/facilities/region/santarosa/area_master/departments/Footandankle/footandankle_posterior_tibial_tendon.jsp
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