Joints of left ankle and foot

Joints of foot opened and viewed from above

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Joints of left ankle and foot
Joints of foot opened and viewed from above
The intertarsal, tarsometatarsal and intermetatarsal joints have been opened by incising the ligaments and capsules of these joints. The adjoining bones have been pulled apart to demonstrate the internal configuration of the various cavities. Interosseous ligaments between the bases of the metatarsals (10), between the cuneiform bones (13), and between the lateral cuneiform and the cuboid bone (3) have also been divided. The interior of the tarsometatarsal joint of the first toe is also illustrated in view 202-4.
1 . Intermetatarsal articulations (opened)
2 . Tarsometatarsal articulations (opened)
3 . Upper pointer: Cuneocuboid interosseous ligament (cut through) Lower pointer: Lateral cuneiform bone
4 . Upper pointer: Cuboid bone Lower pointer: Cuneocuboid articulation (opened)
5 . Cuboideonavicular articulation (opened)
6 . Articular surface of calcaneus for cuboid
7 . Tarsal sinus
8 . Calcaneus
9 . Metatarsal bone
10 . Upper pointer: Metatarsal interosseous ligament Lower pointer: Base of second metatarsal bone
11 . Medial cuneiform bone
12 . Upper pointer: Intercuneiform articulation Lower pointer: Intermediate cuneiform bone
13 . Upper pointer: Intercuneiform interosseous ligament Lower pointer: Intercuneiform articulation
14 . Upper pointer: Cuneonavicular articular space Lower pointer: Navicular bone
15 . Upper pointer: Talonavicular ligament (cut) Lower pointer: Talocalcaneonavicular articulation
16 . Plantar calcaneonavicular ligament
17 . Articular surface of talus for navicular bone
18 . Trochlea of talus