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Metatarsal Interosseous Ligaments (Left)
Connective Tissue

Metatarsal Interosseous Ligaments (Left)

Ligamenta metatarsea interossea

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Structure

The metatarsal interosseous ligaments are strong bands that join the adjacent articular surfaces of the bases of the second to fifth metatarsal bones.

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Function

The metatarsal interosseous ligaments help stabilize the metatarsal joints and maintain the transverse arch of the foot.

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