Lateral cuneiform bone

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Third cuneiform bone
Skeleton of foot. Lateral aspect.
Latin Os cuneiforme laterale,
os cuneiforme tertium
Gray's p.271
TA A02.5.15.001
FMA FMA:24520
Anatomical terms of bone

The lateral cuneiform (also known as third cuneiform or external cuneiform) intermediate in size between the other two cuneiform bones, is also wedge-shaped, the base being uppermost.

It occupies the center of the front row of the tarsal bones, between the intermediate cuneiform medially, the cuboid laterally, the navicular posteriorly and the third metatarsal in front.

The tibialis posterior inserts at the medial cuneiform, while the flexor hallucis brevis originates from it.[1]

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  1. ^ Bojsen-Møller, Finn; Simonsen, Erik B.; Tranum-Jensen, Jørgen (2001). Bevægeapparatets anatomi [Anatomy of the Locomotive Apparatus] (in Danish) (12th ed.). pp. 364–367. ISBN 978-87-628-0307-7. 

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