Transverse metatarsal ligament

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Transverse metatarsal ligament
Details
Latin ligamentum metatarsale transversum
Identifiers
Gray's p.359
TA A03.6.10.804
FMA 44490
Anatomical terminology

The transverse metatarsal ligament is a narrow band which runs across and connects together the heads of all the metatarsal bones; it is blended anteriorly with the plantar (glenoid) ligaments of the metatarsophalangeal articulations.

Its plantar surface is concave where the Flexor tendons run below it; above it the tendons of the Interossei pass to their insertions.

It differs from the transverse metacarpal ligament in that it connects the metacarpal to each other.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)