Metatarsophalangeal_articulations

Metatarsophalangeal articulations

The metatarsophalangeal articulations are the joints between the metatarsal bones of the foot and the proximal bones (proximal phalanges) of the toes . They are condyloid joints meaning and elliptical or rounded surface (of the metatarsal bones) come close to the shallow cavities (of the proximal phalanges).

The ligaments are the plantar and two collateral.

Movements

The movements permitted in the metatarsophalangeal articulations are flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction.

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