Metatarsus - Articulations


The base of each metatarsal bone articulates with one or more of the tarsal bones at the tarsometatarsal joints, and the head with one of the first row of phalanges at the metatarsophalangeal joints. Their bases also articulates with each others at the intermetatarsal joints

  • The first metatarsal articulates with the medial cuneiform, and to a small extent to the intermediate cuneiform.
  • the second with all three cuneiforms.
  • the third with the lateral cuneiform.
  • the fourth with the lateral cuneiform and the cuboid.
  • The fifth with the cuboid.

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