metatarsophalangeal joint

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metatarsophalangeal joint

(mĕt′ə-tär′sō-fə-lăn′jē-əl, -fā-)
Any of the spheroid joints between the heads of the metatarsal bones and the bases of the proximal phalanges of the toes.


pertaining to the metatarsus and the phalanges of the hindlimb.

metatarsophalangeal joint
the joint formed by the metatarsus and phalanges. Called also fetlock.
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The strong limb musculature of the ostrich is necessary to facilitate running and defense, especially in the flexors of the metatarsophalangeal joint.
A diabetic 56-year-old male patient weighing 162 kilograms was admitted to our clinic with a foot ulcer on the underlying callus plantar to the metatarsophalangeal joint of the fifth toe that had been present for a few months.
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Traumatic lesions of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe in athletes.
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Another finding in this study was the relationship between decreased left ankle plantarflexion and acute or recurrent LAS, while no relationship was found between dorsiflexion of ankle as well as the first metatarsophalangeal joint and LAS.
Hamilton, "Problems of the second metatarsophalangeal joint," Orthopedics, vol.
When speaking of metatarsalgia, it is customary to exclude conditions affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint, as those conditions tend to fall under the umbrella of hallux valgus, hallux rigidus and other related conditions of the big toe.
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