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plantar tarsometatarsal ligaments

 

Definition: longitudinal and oblique bands reinforcing the plantar aspects of the tarsometatarsal joints (joints between the metatarsals and the cuboid and cuneiform bones); the medial bands are strongest; they become progressively weaker laterally.

Synonym(s): ligamenta tarsometatarsalia plantariaTA

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