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. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metatarsophalangeal_articulations ]

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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.

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we follow FMA in making these joints part of digits

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has exact synonym

metatarsal-phalangeal joint

has related synonym

articulationes metatarsophalangeae

metatarsophalangeal articulation

metatarsophalangeal

metatarsal joint

metatarsalphalangeal joint

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UBERON:0003696