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Medical Term:

plantar ligaments of interphalangeal joints of foot


Definition: ligaments located on the inferior (sole) aspect of the interphalangeal joints of the toes, flanked by and connected to the collateral ligaments, forming the plantar portion of the joint capsule; lighter but similar in structure and function to the palmar ligaments of metacarpophalangeal joints.

Synonym(s): ligamenta plantaria articulationis interphalangeae pedisTA

See Also: plantar ligaments of metatarsophalangeal joints

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