Tarsals | Tarsal Bones Anatomy
Metatarsal bones and phalanges
Introduction to the Metatarsal Bones & Phalanges:
Metatarsal Bones; (Gr., meta beyond + tarsos, ankle) – five bones found in the sole of the foot. The metatarsals are labeled with numbers, starting with the big toe, which is the 1st metatarsal.
Phalanx Bones; (Gr., phalanx, closely knit row) – fourteen bones. Each toe consists of three phalanges (pl. of phalanx), except the big toe, which consists of two. Since the phalanges are arranged in rows, the name of each phalanx is based on its row and position number. The first phalanges are located in the big toe.
- 1st proximal phalanx
- 2nd proximal phalanx
- 3rd proximal phalanx
- 4th proximal phalanx
- 5th proximal phalanx
Use these interactive bones of the foot quizzes to improve your identification skills.