Fourth metatarsal bone

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Bone: Fourth metatarsal bone
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The fourth metatarsal. (Left.)
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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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