Fifth metatarsal bone
|Bone: Fifth metatarsal bone|
|The fifth metatarsal. (Left.)|
|Bones of the right foot. Dorsal surface.|
|Latin||os metatarsale V|
|Gray's||subject #64 274|
The fifth metatarsal bone is recognized by a rough eminence, the tuberosity, on the lateral side of its base.
On the medial part of its dorsal surface is inserted the tendon of the Peronæus tertius and on the dorsal surface of the tuberosity that of the Peronæus brevis.
The plantar surface of the base is grooved for the tendon of the Abductor digiti quinti, and gives origin to theFlexor digiti quinti brevis.
The base of the metatarsal is often injured and a particularly notorious fracture is the Jones fracture.
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