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Encyclopedia > Fourth metatarsal bone
Bone: Fourth metatarsal bone
The fourth metatarsal. (Left.)
Bones of the right foot. Dorsal surface.
Latin os metatarsale IV
Gray's subject #64 274

The fourth metatarsal bone is smaller in size than the third; its base presents an oblique quadrilateral surface for articulation with the cuboid; a smooth facet on the medial side, divided by a ridge into an anterior portion for articulation with the third metatarsal, and a posterior portion for articulation with the third cuneiform; on the lateral side a single facet, for articulation with the fifth metatarsal. Image File history File links Gray287. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (638x1195, 101 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The metatarsus consists of the five long bones of the foot, which are numbered from the medial side (ossa metatarsalia I.-V.); each presents for examination a body and two extremities. ... Oblique can mean one of several things: In linguistics, oblique case. ... In geometry, a quadrilateral is a polygon with four sides and four vertices. ... In anatomy, the cuboid bone is a bone in the foot. ... The third metatarsal bone articulates proximally, by means of a triangular smooth surface, with the third cuneiform; medially, by two facets, with the second metatarsal; and laterally, by a single facet, with the fourth metatarsal. ... ... The fifth metatarsal bone is recognized by a rough eminence, the tuberosity, on the lateral side of its base. ...


Professional soccer players usually suffer injuries to the Metatarsal bone. Wayne Rooney sustained a double fracture to 4th Metatarsal which threatened his place in the World Cup 2006. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ...


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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy after Henry Gray, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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