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Encyclopedia > Intermetatarsal articulations
Intermetatarsal articulations
Ligaments of the sole of the foot, with the tendons of the Peronæus longus, Tibialis posterior and Tibialis anterior muscles. (Plantar intermetatar. lig. labeled at upper left.)
The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect. (Dorsal intermet. labeled at lower right.)
Latin articulationes intermetatarsales
Gray's subject #98 358
Dorlands/Elsevier a_64/12161318

Intermetatarsal Articulations - The base of the first metatarsal is not connected with that of the second by any ligaments; in this respect the great toe resembles the thumb. Image File history File links Gray355. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... 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. ... A ligament is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue composed mainly of long, stringy collagen molecules. ... In human anatomy, the thumb is the first digit on a hand. ...


The bases of the other four metatarsals are connected by the dorsal, plantar, and interosseous ligaments.

  • The Dorsal Ligaments pass transversely between the dorsal surfaces of the bases of the adjacent metatarsal bones.
  • The Plantar Ligaments have a similar arrangement to the dorsal.
  • The Interosseous Ligaments consist of strong transverse fibers which connect the rough non-articular portions of the adjacent surfaces.

Synovial Membranes

The synovial membranes between the second and third, and the third and fourth metatarsal bones are part of the great tarsal synovial membrane; that between the fourth and fifth is a prolongation of the synovial membrane of the cuboideometatarsal joint.


Movements

The movement permitted between the tarsal ends of the metatarsal bones is limited to a slight gliding of the articular surfaces upon one another.


See also

  • transverse metatarsal ligament

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 As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated.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, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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