Plantar metatarsal veins

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Vein: Plantar metatarsal veins
The plantar arteries. Deep view. (Plantar metatarsal veins not visible, but location is similar to that of plantar metatarsal arteries, which are labeled at bottom right.)
Latin venae metatarsales plantares
Gray's p.671
Source plantar digital veins
Drains to plantar venous arch
Artery plantar metatarsal arteries

The plantar metatarsal veins run backward in the metatarsal spaces and communicate, by means of perforating veins, with the veins on the dorsum of the foot, and unite to form the deep plantar venous arch which lies alongside the plantar arterial arch.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.