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Table 1 Differences in morphometric measurements between types of EHL tendon

From: A cadaveric study of the morphology of the extensor hallucis longus - a proposal for a new classification

  Type I (n = 60) [mm] Type II (n = 42) [mm] Type III (n = 2) [mm] p-value
Subtype IIa (n = 31) [mm] Subtype IIb (n = 5) [mm] Subtype IIc (n = 6) [mm]
Length of the leg 388.17 (36.66)* 389.94 (39.06) 402.20 (17.18) 430.00 (2.37)* 404.50 (55.86) 0.0680
Length of the EHL belly (from the origin to the tendon). 257.93 (29.89) 263.84 (27.74) 225.20 (36.81)* 283.50 (4.04)* 260.50 (54.45) 0.0398
Length of the EHL main tendon (from the origin to the insertion) 160.37 (26.00)† 165.73 (20.64) 198.62 (9.31)*† 151.97 (2.74)* 135.07 (31.32) 0.0053
EHL tendon width (origin) 4.22 (1.04)* 4.50 (0.91) 5.47 (0.72)* 4.09 (0.50) 3.68 (0.43) 0.0254
EHL tendon thickness (origin) 1.86 (0.58)* 2.17 (0.51) *†‡ 1.42 (0.27) 1.65 (0.33)† 0.89 (0.04)‡ 0.0003
Width of the EHL main tendon in ExP 5.88 (1.18)* 5.65 (1.28)* 5.49 (2.54) 3.69 (0.32)* 3.54 (0.04) 0.0009
Thickness of the EHL main tendon in ExP 1.82 (0.58)* 1.87 (0.77)* 1.58 (0.40) 1.09 (0.10) 1.33 (0.16) 0.0098
Distance between branching and attachment of the second band 3.83 (1.74) 7.97 (0.26) 0.0260
  1. *, † and ‡ indicate groups that differ significantly between each other according to post-hoc test
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