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Encyclopedia > Second metatarsal bone
Bone: Second metatarsal bone
The second metatarsal. (Left.)
Bones of the right foot. Dorsal surface.
Latin os metatarsale II
Gray's subject #64 273

The second metatarsal bone is the longest of the metatarsal bones, being prolonged backward into the recess formed by the three cuneiform bones. Image File history File links Gray285. ... 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. ... There are three cuneiform bones in the human foot: the medial cuneiform, the intermediate cuneiform and the lateral cuneiform. ...

Its base is broad above, narrow and rough below.

It presents four articular surfaces: one behind, of a triangular form, for articulation with the second cuneiform; one at the upper part of its medial surface, for articulation with the first cuneiform; and two on its lateral surface, an upper and lower, separated by a rough non-articular interval. For alternate meanings, such as the musical instrument, see triangle (disambiguation). ...

Each of these lateral articular surfaces is divided into two by a vertical ridge; the two anterior facets articulate with the third metatarsal; the two posterior (sometimes continuous) with the third cuneiform.

A fifth facet is occasionally present for articulation with the first metatarsal; it is oval in shape, and is situated on the medial side of the body near the base. An oval or ovoid was originally an egg shape (from Latin OVVM); it is now usually used to refer to ellipses, but can also mean any similar shape, such as egg shapes or race-course shapes (a semicircle on either side of a quadrilateral). ...

The second metatarsal base acts as a "keystone (architecture)" (like in an arch) for the lisfranc joint. In architecture, a keystone is the stone at the top of an arch. ... Isometric view of a typical arch An arch is a curved structure capable of spanning a space while supporting significant weight (e. ... The Lisfranc joint in the foot is a tarsometatarsal joint and collectively refers to the multiple articulations between the forefoot and midfoot. ...

The base of the metatarsal is held firmly between the 1st & 3rd cuneiform.


The Beckham bone is a name attributed by British journalists to the second metatarsal. 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. ...

David Beckham, while playing for Manchester United against Deportivo La Coruña in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final game in 2002, was subject to a tackle from Argentina's Aldo Duscher. (A lot of acrimony had existed between David Beckham and Argentina since David Beckham's sending off in the 1998 World Cup). This tackle broke the second metatarsal in his left foot and seriously threatened England's chances in the 2002 World Cup. David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester. ... Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña, S.A.D. (popular Galician name, Deportivo da Coruña, abbreviated Depor) is a Spanish football club. ... The UEFA Champions League (which used to be named and is often still called the European Cup) is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The 1998 Football World Cup was held in France by the FIFA decision in July 1992. ... The 2002 Football World Cup (Official name: 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan) was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ...

David Beckham was the media darling at the time, and the bone (and the tackle) received a wave of publicity; subsequently, the name "Beckham bone" was born.

Since then, other notable football superstars including Ishaan Misra, Gary Neville, Danny Murphy, Michael Owen, Gael Clichy, Ashley Cole, Ledley King, Drew Peacock, Wayne Rooney, Mikael Silvestre and Lionel Messi have suffered fractures to the same bone. Wayne Rooney has broken his twice and underwent a scan on 7 June 2006 to assess whether he could play in the 2006 World Cup. Amid minor controversy he was declared fit to play. Gary Alexander Neville (born February 18, 1975 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English footballer who is Englands most capped right full back, and also Manchester Uniteds club captain. ... Daniel Benjamin Murphy (born 18 March 1977 in Chester) is an English football player. ... For other persons named Michael Owen, see Michael Owen (disambiguation). ... Gael Clichy (born 1985) is a French football player, who joined Arsenal F.C. in 2003. ... Ashley Cole (born 20 December 1980, Whitechapel, London, England) is an English footballer of half white and half Barbadian descent. ... Ledley Teven King (born December 10, 1980 in Bow, London) is an English football player of Antiguan descent and first choice central defender and club captain for Tottenham Hotspur. ... Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985 in Liverpool) is an English footballer. ... Mikael Silvestre (born August 9, 1977 in Chambray-Les-Tours) is a French footballer, playing as a defender. ... Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina) is an Argentine-Spanish football player, who currently plays for FC Barcelona. ... The 2006 FIFA World Cup (officially titled 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, sometimes referred to as the Football World Cup) finals are scheduled to take place in Germany between 9 June and 9 July 2006. ...

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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