Fourth metatarsal bone
|Bone: Fourth metatarsal bone|
|The fourth metatarsal. (Left.)|
|Bones of the right foot. Dorsal surface.|
|Latin||os metatarsale IV|
|Gray's||subject #64 274|
The fourth metatarsal bone is smaller in size than the third; its base presents an oblique quadrilateral surface for articulation with the cuboid; a smooth facet on the medial side, divided by a ridge into an anterior portion for articulation with the third metatarsal, and a posterior portion for articulation with the third cuneiform; on the lateral side a single facet, for articulation with the fifth metatarsal.
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