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Proximal Articular Facet of First Metatarsal Bone
Skeletal System

Proximal Articular Facet of First Metatarsal Bone

Facies articularis proximalis ossis primi metatarsi

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The proximal articular facet of first metatarsal bone is the kidney-shaped, posterior area of its base. It articulates with the distal articular surface of the medial cuneiform bone, contributing to the formation of the tarsometatarsal joints.

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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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