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Tarsal articular surface - Facies articularis tarsea

Description

The metatarsal bones have all the same segments:

  • A proximal extremity (base) bearing a tarsal articular surface for the distal row of the tarsal bones and additional facets towards its neighbors.
  • A shaft (body) with a plantar and a dorsal surface, and medial and lateral surfaces.
  • A distal extremity (head) with a trochlea that articulates with the proximal phalanx.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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