The Foot pp 462-462 | Cite as

Os Intermetatarseum

  • Bernard Regnauld


The os intermetatarseum is, according to Faber (1934), a supernumerary ossicle or an osteophyte developing in the commissure between the first and second metatarsals and articulating with both metatarsals and with the medial cuneiform bone. It is a rudimentary vestigial structure, not an accessory apophysis of the cuneiform. Its reported frequency of occurrence varies between anatomists: thus Pfitzner (1892; quoted by Faber) states an incidence of 12%, while Faber records only 1.2%. I estimate the frequency as being 2%–3%.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Regnauld
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  1. 1.NantesFrance

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