The metatarsophalangeal articulations are the joints between the metatarsal bones of the foot and the proximal bones of the toes . They are condyloid joints meaning an 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. [ ]

Synonyms: metatarsal-phalangeal joint

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we follow FMA in making these joints part of digits

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articulationes metatarsophalangeae

metatarsophalangeal articulation


metatarsal joint

metatarsalphalangeal joint