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Anat Res Int. 2012; 2012: 485149.
Published online 2012 July 9. doi:  10.1155/2012/485149
PMCID: PMC3399351

Analysis on the Incidence of the Fibularis Quartus Muscle Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Objective. Quantify the presence of the fibularis quartus muscle and correlate it with the individual's sex and concomitant presence of the fibularis tertius muscle. Materials and Methods. We evaluated 211 magnetic resonance examinations (43.13% men and 56.87% women) on the ankle and hindfoot, produced between 2009 and 2011. Results. The fourth fibularis muscle was found to be present in 7.62% of the examinations and 75% of these also contained the fibularis tertius muscle. Conclusion. The incidence of the fourth fibularis muscle is variable; moreover, its incidence does not depend on the individual's gender or the presence of the fibularis tertius muscle.

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