Collateral ligaments of metatarsophalangeal joints

Collateral ligaments of metatarsophalangeal joints
Latin ligamenta collateralia articulationum metatarsophalangealium
TA A03.6.10.802
FMA 71424

Anatomical terminology

The collateral ligaments of metatarsophalangeal joints are strong, rounded cords, placed one on either side of each joint, and attached, by one end, to the posterior tubercle on the side of the head of the metatarsal bone, and, by the other, to the contiguous extremity of the phalanx.

The place of dorsal ligaments is supplied by the extensor tendons on the dorsal surfaces of the joints.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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