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Muscular attachments

Dorsal aspect

      Origin

            First dorsal interosseous muscle

             Second dorsal interosseous

             Third dorsal interosseous

             Fourth dorsal interosseous

       Insertion

            Peroneus brevis

            Peroneus tertius

 Plantar aspect

      Origin

            Second  plantar interosseous

                   Insertion

Flexor hallucis brevis

Tibialis anterior

Peroneus longus

Tibialis posterior 

 

 

 

Metatarsus

Features
Styloid process of metatarsal V
Tuberosity of metatarsal V
Dislocation of tarsometatarsal joint of big toe
Injuries to metatarsal bones
Fracture of metatarsal V
Fracture of base of metatarsal V
Fracture of shaft of metatarsal V

The metatarsal bones form the scaffolding of the foot. They are the endoskeleton of the foot. They are five in number and are labeled in the reverse order when compared with the metacarpals of the hand. The most medial, which is for the big toe, is labeled metatarsal I. Embryological development allows allows the plantar surface of the foot to be in its present dependent anatomical position, which is strictly speaking, at its back, while the dorsum of foot is placed  in front.

The second toe supports metatarsal II. The third toe supports metatarsal III; the fourth toe metatarsal IV and the fifth toe metatarsal V.

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Inferior surface 

 
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Introduction
Cell biology
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Physiology

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