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Superficial Transverse Metatarsal Ligament
Connective Tissue

Superficial Transverse Metatarsal Ligament

Ligamentum metatarseum transversum superficiale

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Anatomical Relations

The superficial transverse metatarsal ligament blends with the plantar aponeurosis.

Function

The superficial transverse metatarsal ligament reinforces the plantar aponeurosis.

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