Edward H. Daseler's scientific contributions

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... Some researchers consider the plantaris as a vestigial organ because it has little effect on the knee and ankle (7,8,31). Cruveilhier (32) was the first to suggest that the plantaris lost its connection to the lower part of the foot in the evolutionary process and made a secondary connection to the calcaneus and therefore it is a vestigial organ. ...
... However, a substantial amount of variation has been noted, with variations reported as duplicate, reversed, centrally located, bifid, divided with an ulnar slip, or hypertrophic, in addition to variations in the muscle belly representing 50% of the anomalies of the PL reported. 2 The PL can originate from the lacertus fibrosis, FDS, flexor carpi radialis, and flexor carpi ulnaris and may insert into the antebrachial fascia, thenar eminence, flexor carpi ulnaris, or into the carpal bones. An accessory tendon may also exist at the ulnar aspect of the main tendon distally. ...