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Joints of Foot (Left)
Connective Tissue

Joints of Foot (Left)

Articulationes pedis

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The foot contains several joints which involve the tarsals, metatarsals, and phalanges. Of the intertarsal joints, the subtalar (between the talus and calcaneus) and transverse tarsal joints (between the calcaneus and cuboid and the talus and the navicular) are important in the movements such as inversion and eversion of the foot. The metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints are important for movements such as flexion and extension in the forefoot.

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