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Distal Articular Facet of Fifth Metatarsal Bone
Skeletal System

Distal Articular Facet of Fifth Metatarsal Bone

Facies articularis distalis ossis quinti metatarsi

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The distal articular facet of fifth metatarsal bone is the convex, anterior area of its head. It articulates with the proximal articular facet found on the proximal phalanx of the little toe, forming the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint.

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The heads of the metatarsal bones are connected by the deep transverse ligament that, along with the interosseous ligaments, helps maintain the transverse arch of the foot.

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