Collateral ligaments of metatarsophalangeal articulations

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Ligament: Collateral ligaments of metatarsophalangeal articulations
Latin ligamenta collateralia articulationum metatarsophalangealium
Gray's p.359
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12491912

The collateral ligaments of metatarsophalangeal articulations are strong, rounded cords, placed one on either side of each joint, and attached, by one end, to the posterior tubercle on the side of the head of the metatarsal bone, and, by the other, to the contiguous extremity of the phalanx.

The place of dorsal ligaments is supplied by the Extensor tendons on the dorsal surfaces of the joints.

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