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Dorsal Metatarsal Ligaments
Connective Tissue

Dorsal Metatarsal Ligaments

Ligamenta metatarsalia dorsalia

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Structure

The dorsal metatarsal ligaments are thin bands that join the dorsal aspects of the bases of the second to fifth metatarsal bones. They are weaker than their plantar counterparts.

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Function

The dorsal metatarsal ligaments help stabilize the metatarsal joints.

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Tarsometatarsal Joint

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The tarsometatarsal joints—the primary joints of the ray complexes—have two opposing planar surfaces.

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