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Metatarsophalangeal collateral ligaments

Other Terms: Collateral metetarsalphalangeal ligament

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Group

Lower limb joints - Ankle and foot

Description

Stout ligamentous cords situated on the lateral and medial sides of the metatarsophalangeal joints. They run obliquely across the joint from the posterior aspect of the metatarsal bone to the anterior aspect of the proximal phalanx.

Function

Stabilize the metatarsophalangeal joint. Limit lateral movements of the joint.

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