Transverse Metatarsal Ligament

The transverse metatarsal ligament is a narrow band which runs across and connects together the heads of all the metatarsal bones; it is blended anteriorly with the plantar (glenoid) ligaments of the metatarsophalangeal articulations.

Its plantar surface is concave where the Flexor tendons run below it; above it the tendons of the Interossei pass to their insertions.

It differs from the transverse metacarpal ligament in that it connects the metatarsal to the others.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

Joints and ligaments of lower limbs (TA A03.6, GA 3.333)
Coxal/hip
  • femoral (iliofemoral
  • pubofemoral
  • ischiofemoral)
  • head of femur
  • transverse acetabular
  • acetabular labrum
  • capsule
  • zona orbicularis
Knee-joint
Tibiofemoral
  • Capsule
  • Anterior meniscofemoral ligament
  • Posterior meniscofemoral ligament>
  • extracapsular: popliteal
    • oblique
    • arcuate
  • collateral
Patellofemoral
  • Patellar ligament
  • Infrapatellar fat pad
Tibiofibular
Superior tibiofibular
  • anterior of the head of the fibula
  • posterior of the head of the fibula
Inferior tibiofibular
  • Anterior tibiofibular
  • Posterior tibiofibular
  • Interosseous membrane of leg
Joints of foot
Talocrural/ankle
  • medial: medial of talocrural joint/deltoid
    • anterior tibiotalar
    • posterior tibiotalar
    • tibiocalcaneal
    • tibionavicular
  • lateral: lateral collateral of ankle joint
    • anterior talofibular
    • posterior talofibular
    • calcaneofibular
Subtalar/talocalcaneal
  • anterior/posterior
  • lateral/medial
  • interosseous
Transverse tarsal
Talocalcaneonavicular
  • dorsal talonavicular
  • plantar calcaneonavicular/spring
  • bifurcated (calcaneonavicular)
Calcaneocuboid
  • dorsal calcaneocuboid
  • long plantar
  • plantar calcaneocuboid
  • bifurcated (calcaneocuboid)
Distal intertarsal
Cuneonavicular
Cuboideonavicular
  • plantar
  • dorsal
Intercuneiform
  • plantar
  • dorsal
  • interosseous
Other
Tarsometatarsal/Lisfranc
  • plantar
  • dorsal
Intermetatarsal/metatarsal
  • plantar
  • dorsal
  • interosseous
  • superficial transverse
  • deep transverse
Metatarsophalangeal
  • plantar
  • collateral
Interphalangeal
  • plantar
  • collateral
Arches
  • Longitudinal
  • Transverse

M: JNT

anat (h/c, u, t, l)/phys

noco (arth/defr/back/soft)/cong, sysi/epon, injr

proc, drug (M01C, M4)

List of muscles of lower limbs (TA A04.7, GA 4.465)
Iliac region
/ Iliopsoas
psoas major/psoas minor · iliacus
Buttocks

gluteals: (maximus, medius, minimus) · tensor fasciae latae

lateral rotator group: quadratus femoris · inferior gemellus · obturator internus · superior gemellus · piriformis
Thigh /
compartments
Anterior sartorius · quadriceps (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, vastus medialis) · articularis genu
Posterior/hamstring biceps femoris · semitendinosus · semimembranosus
Medial pectineus · obturator externus · gracilis · adductor (longus, brevis, magnus, minimus)
Fascia

Femoral sheath (Femoral canal) · Femoral ring

Adductor canal · Adductor hiatus

fascia lata (Iliotibial tract, Lateral intermuscular septum of thigh, Medial intermuscular septum of thigh, Fascia cribrosa/Saphenous opening) · Muscular lacuna
Leg/
Crus/
compartments
Anterior tibialis anterior · extensor hallucis longus · extensor digitorum longus · fibularis tertius
Posterior superficial · triceps surae (gastrocnemius, soleus, accessory soleus, Achilles tendon) · plantaris
deep · tarsal tunnel (flexor hallucis longus, flexor digitorum longus, tibialis posterior) · popliteus
Lateral fibularis muscles (longus, brevis)
Fascia

Pes anserinus

crural fascia (Anterior crural intermuscular septum, Posterior crural intermuscular septum, Transverse intermuscular septum)
Foot
Dorsal extensor hallucis brevis · extensor digitorum brevis
Plantar 1st layer (abductor hallucis, flexor digitorum brevis, abductor digiti minimi) · 2nd layer (quadratus plantae, lumbrical muscle) · 3rd layer (flexor hallucis brevis, adductor hallucis, flexor digiti minimi brevis) · 4th layer (dorsal interossei, plantar interossei)
Fascia

Plantar fascia

retinacula (Fibular, Inferior extensor, Superior extensor, Flexor)

M: MUS, DF+DRCT

anat (h/n, u, t/d, a/p, l)/phys/devp/hist

noco (m, s, c)/cong (d)/tumr, sysi/epon, injr

proc, drug (M1A/3)