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metatarsus

 [met″ah-tahr´sus]
the part of the foot between the ankle and the toes, its skeleton being the five bones (metatarsals) extending from the tarsus to the phalanges. See appendix 3-3.
metatarsus pri´mus va´rus angulation of the first metatarsal bone toward the midline of the body, producing an angle sometimes of 20 degrees or more between its base and that of the second metatarsal bone.
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met·a·tar·sus

, pl.

me·ta·tar·si

(met'ă-tar'sŭs, -sī),
The distal portion of the foot between the instep and the toes, having as its skeleton the five long bones (metatarsal bones) articulating proximally with the cuboid and cuneiform bones and distally with the phalanges.
[meta- + G. tarsos, tarsus]
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metatarsus

(mĕt′ə-tär′səs)
n. pl. metatar·si (-sī, -sē)
1. The middle part of the human foot that forms the instep and includes the five bones between the toes and the ankle.
2. The corresponding part of the hind foot in quadrupeds or of the foot in birds.
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metatarsus

The foot region between the ankle and phalanges, including the five metatarsal bones.
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met·a·tar·sus

, pl. metatarsi (met'ă-tahr'sŭs, -sī)
The part of the foot between the tarsus and the toes, having as its skeleton the five long bones (metatarsal bones) articulating posteriorly with the cuboid and cuneiform bones and distally with the phalanges.
[meta- + G. tarsos, tarsus]
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metatarsus

The five bones of the foot.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

metatarsus

the skeleton of the foot between the toes and the tarsus of a TETRAPOD consisting of the five bones of the hind limb. In humans this forms the middle and hind part of the foot. see PENTADACTYL LIMB.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The influence of muscle fatigue on electromyogram and plantar pressure as an explanation for the incidence of metatarsal stress fractures. American Journal of Sports Medicine 32, 1893-1898.
In a sample of 20 high arched runners, Williams et al observed more bony injuries and lateral injuries in the lower extremities (ie, 5th metatarsal stress fractures, lateral ankle sprains, and iliotibial band syndrome).
* Metatarsal stress fractures. These are due to repetitive impact.
The best approach to metatarsal stress fractures is to diagnose them early through clinical examination and then through x-ray and MRI.