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Plantar Interphalangeal Ligaments (Distal; Right)
Connective Tissue

Plantar Interphalangeal Ligaments (Distal; Right)

Ligamenta interphalangeal plantaria

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Anatomical Relations

The plantar interphalangeal ligaments blend with the collateral ligaments.


The plantar interphalangeal ligaments help increase the articulation area for the base of the phalanx and limit the degree of extension at the interphalangeal joint. They also reinforce the articular capsule surrounding the interphalangeal joints.

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Long Plantar Ligament

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The long plantar ligament covers the undersurface of the calcaneus and distally is attached to the cuboid and the central three metatarsal bones.

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