cuneiforms


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cuneiforms

three (medial, intermediate, lateral) wedge-shaped tarsal bones located at the intersection of the uppermost curve of the medial longitudinal arch, and the high point of the transverse foot arch; articulate at their distal facets with first, second and third metatarsal bases respectively (cuneometatarsal joints), and anterior (distal) facet of navicular at their proximal facets (cuneonavicular joint)
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With the navicular fixed, again with the operator using fixed elbows, the cuneiform is sheared into dorsi/plantar flexion.
A figure of 8 motions is thus carried out in a horizontal plane, thereby articulating the said cuneiform.
4,5,11,12) The mechanism of injury in this patient population results from the force of extreme plantar flexion of the foot and ankle during the pointe position, with the bony stability imparted by the "keystone" configuration of the second metatarsal and cuneiforms.
The medial aspect of the base of the second metatarsal and the medial aspect of the middle cuneiform remained well aligned.
As to the precise dates of the inventory tags, the last word is not yet out, but if Dreyer's dating proves to be correct, the proto-hieroglyphics could precede the proto-cuneiforms of Mesopotamia, and possibly even the token-envelope impressions (pre-cuneiforms) out of which the proto-cuneiforms and cuneiforms arose.
The distinguishing factor between the two types of Lisfranc deformities is the position of the second metatarsal base in relation to the second (intermediate) cuneiform.
When one adds in irrational disposition of tablets between museums, overworked (and underpaid) museum staff, conflicting interests, human error, the turbulent political conditions of the twentieth century, and the usual disparity between good intentions and reality, it seems likely that only new excavations that discover tablets in stratified context are likely to bring satisfactory answers to the numerous historical questions that surround the invention of cuneiform script.
Cuneiform script is one of the earliest known forms of writing, produced with wedge-shaped marks made with blunt reeds or a crude stylus on clay tablets.