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bones of foot

[TA]
bones that collectively comprise the skeleton of the foot; includes tarsal bones, metatarsals (bones) [I-V], phalanges, and sesamoid bones.
Synonym(s): ossa pedis [TA], foot bones

foot bones

26 bones + 2 sesamoids, i.e. rearfoot or hindfoot (i.e.: calcaneum [or os calcis, calcaneus], and talus [or os tralagus]), midfoot or tarsus (i.e.: navicular, cuboid, and medial/intermediate/lateral cuneiforms), forefoot (i.e.: metatarsus [1/2/3/4/5 metatarsals], phalanges [proximal/intermediate/distal, in toes 2, 3, 4 and 5, and proximal and distal in hallux], and 2 sesamoids [medial and lateral] at plantar aspect of first metatarsal head); Figure 1
Figure 1: Bones of the foot. This article was published in Neale's Disorders of the Foot, Lorimer, French, O'Donnell, Burrow, Wall, Copyright Elsevier, (2006).
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