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Fibrous Sheaths of Toes
Connective Tissue

Fibrous Sheaths of Toes

Vaginae fibrosae digitorum pedis

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Structure

The fibrous sheaths of the toes are essentially complete fascial tunnels that surround toes and closely resemble those found in the fingers. The fibers of the fibrous sheaths are composed of annular (A-band) and cruciform (C-band) parts.

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Function

The fibrous sheaths of the toes aid in the attachment of tendons terminating in the toes, as well as supporting a synovial sheath that reduces friction and wear and tear of the tendons.

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The toe should be the last portion of the foot that has contact with the ground, which is known as toe-off.

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