Intermetatarsal joints

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Intermetatarsal joints
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Ligaments of the sole of the foot, with the tendons of the Peronaeus longus, Tibialis posterior and Tibialis anterior muscles. (Plantar intermetatar. lig. labeled at upper left.)
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The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect. (Dorsal intermet. labeled at lower right.)
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Identifiers
Latin articulationes intermetatarsales
TA A03.6.10.701
FMA 71355
Anatomical terminology

Intermetatarsal joints - The base of the first metatarsal is not connected with that of the second by any ligaments; in this respect the great toe resembles the thumb.

The bases of the other four metatarsals are connected by the dorsal, plantar, and interosseous ligaments.

  • The dorsal ligaments pass transversely between the dorsal surfaces of the bases of the adjacent metatarsal bones.
  • The plantar ligaments have a similar arrangement to the dorsal.
  • The interosseous ligaments consist of strong transverse fibers which connect the rough non-articular portions of the adjacent surfaces.

Synovial Membranes[edit]

The synovial membranes between the second and third, and the third and fourth metatarsal bones are part of the great tarsal synovial membrane; that between the fourth and fifth is a prolongation of the synovial membrane of the cuboideometatarsal joint.

Movements[edit]

The movement permitted between the tarsal ends of the metatarsal bones is limited to a slight gliding of the articular surfaces upon one another.

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References[edit]

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