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