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Plantar Interphalangeal Ligaments (Great Toe; Left)
Connective Tissue

Plantar Interphalangeal Ligaments (Great Toe; Left)

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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Hallux valgus is a lateral deviation of the great toe (great toe points toward the lesser toes-away from the center of the body) at the MTPJ.

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