Interphalangeal articulations of foot

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Interphalangeal articulations of foot
Bones of the right foot. Plantar surface.(Joint not labeled but region is visible.)
Latin articulationes interphalangeae pedis
Gray's subject #100 359
Dorlands/Elsevier a_64/12161342

The interphalangeal articulations of the foot (articulations of the phalanges) are ginglymoid joints, and each has a plantar and two collateral ligaments.

The arrangement of these ligaments is similar to that in the metatarsophalangeal articulations: the Extensor tendons supply the places of dorsal ligaments.


The only movements permitted in the joints of the digits are flexion and extension; these movements are more extensive between the first and second phalanges than between the second and third.

The amount of flexion is very considerable, but extension is limited by the plantar and collateral ligaments.

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