Transverse metatarsal ligament

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Transverse metatarsal ligament
Latin ligamentum metatarsale transversum
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 metaTARSALS to each other.


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