Metatarsophalangeal articulations

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Metatarsophalangeal articulations
Bones of the right foot. Dorsal surface.
Latin articulationes metatarsophalangeae
Gray's p.359
TA A03.6.10.801
FMA FMA:71356
Anatomical terminology

The metatarsophalangeal articulations are the joints between the metatarsal bones of the foot and the proximal bones (proximal phalanges) of the toes. They are condyloid joints meaning an elliptical or rounded surface (of the metatarsal bones) come close to the shallow cavities (of the proximal phalanges).

The ligaments are the plantar and two collateral.


The movements permitted in the metatarsophalangeal articulations are flexion, extension, abduction, adduction and circumduction.

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