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Dorsal Digital Veins of Foot

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015

The dorsal digital veins in the top side of the foot carry blood up to the small saphenous vein and communicate with the plantar digital veins in the clefts between the toes. The adjacent dorsal digital veins join to form the dorsal metatarsal veins. These metatarsal vessels unite across the far ends of the foot (just above the toes) to form the dorsal venous arch. On the sole of the foot, the superficialmycontentbreak veins form a plantar cutaneous venous arch that extends across the root of the toes and opens at the sides of the foot into medial and lateral veins.