head of metatarsal

head of met·a·tar·sal

[TA]
the expanded distal end of a metatarsal bone that articulates with the proximal phalanx of the same digit.
Synonym(s): caput ossis metatarsi [TA]
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X-ray of both feet showed destruction with periosteal reaction and soft tissue swelling at the metatarsal head and proximal phalanx of great toe with erosion of head of metatarsal and proximal phalanx of little toe.