Most surgeons are now agreed that in these toes it is best not to remove the head of the metatarsal bone with the toe.
It articulates with the second metatarsal and with the navicular.
Each digit consists of a metatarsal and of a varying number of phalanges.
It articulates with the third metatarsal and with the navicular.
There is no evidence of a pulley joint between the metatarsal and the adjacent phalange.
There is no hallux, though the metatarsal belonging to that digit is present.
The fore-feet have four complete toes (fig. 3, a), but there are only three hind-toes, with a rudiment of the fifth metatarsal.
Outer toes small and rudimentary, or in some cases entirely suppressed; their metacarpal or metatarsal bones never complete.
Hind-feet with no trace of first toe externally, but the metatarsal bone is present.
The metatarsal tubercles of pipilans are about the same size, or the outer is slightly smaller than the inner.
metatarsal met·a·tar·sal (mět'ə-tär'səl)
Of or relating to the metatarsus. n.
Any of the five long bones that form the anterior portion of the foot and articulate posteriorly with the three cuneiform and the cuboid bones and anteriorly with the five proximal phalanges.