A person without one big toe would still be able to balance himself while walking, jogging or running. The big toe does play a crucial role in standing upright and moving, but a person could still move freely without a b... More »

While the pinky toe, along with the other toes, plays a role in maintaining a person's balance, Dr. Johnson at Popular Science states that a person could function properly without that particular toe. According to the Da... More »

To correct hammertoes, surgical procedures such as tendon transfer, joint resection and fusion are often performed to improve balance and mobility while reducing pain and discomfort, according to the American Orthopaedic... More »

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While the pinky toe, along with the other toes, plays a role in maintaining a person's balance, Dr. Johnson at Popular Science states that a person could function properly without that particular toe. According to the Da... More »

About.com explains that the second toe develops longer than the big toe from a condition called Morton's toe, which results from irregularities in the metatarsal bones in the feet. The metatarsal bones are the long bones... More »

The human skull never stops growing and it continues to develop throughout a person’s life. The skull does not only grow larger, it also shifts forward. More »

The medullary cavity is the site in a human long bone containing red or yellow bone marrow, depending on the age of the person. At birth, the marrow is red. As the individual grows older, the red marrow is replaced with ... More »

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