Transverse metatarsal ligament
|Transverse metatarsal ligament|
|Latin||ligamentum metatarsale transversum|
The transverse metatarsal ligament is a narrow band which runs across and connects together the heads of all the metatarsal bones; it is blended anteriorly with the plantar (glenoid) ligaments of the metatarsophalangeal articulations.
Its plantar surface is concave where the Flexor tendons run below it; above it the tendons of the Interossei pass to their insertions.
It differs from the transverse metacarpal ligament in that it connects the metaTARSALS to each other.