Transverse metatarsal ligament

Transverse metatarsal ligament
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Identifiers
Latinligamentum metatarsale transversum
TAA03.6.10.804
FMA44490
Anatomical terminology

The transverse metatarsal ligament is a narrow band which runs across and connects together the heads of all the metatarsal bones; it is blended anteriorly with the plantar (glenoid) ligaments of the metatarsophalangeal articulations.

Its plantar surface is concave where the Flexor tendons run below it; above it the tendons of the Interossei pass to their insertions.

Its homologue in the hand is the transverse metacarpal ligament, which connects the metacarpals to each other.

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 359 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)



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