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The Foot pp 462-462 | Cite as

Os Intermetatarseum

  • Bernard Regnauld

Abstract

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%.

Keywords

Public Health Articular Surface Dorsal Aspect Sharp Pain Local Nerve 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Regnauld
    • 1
  1. 1.NantesFrance

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