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Deep Transverse Metatarsal Ligament
Connective Tissue

Deep Transverse Metatarsal Ligament

Ligamentum metatarseum transversum profundum

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The deep transverse metatarsal ligament consists of four short, strong bands that connect the plantar ligaments of the metatarsal joints, therefore, joining the heads of the metatarsal bones.

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The tendons of the dorsal interossei pass dorsal to the deep transverse metatarsal ligament, while the tendons of the lumbricals, digital vessels, and digital nerves pass on the plantar aspect of the deep transverse metatarsal ligament.


The deep transverse metatarsal ligament helps stabilize the metatarsal joints.

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