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lower extremity (Toes, feet, ankle)
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how many bones are in the foot?
How many phalanges are in the foot?
How many metatarsals are in the foot?
How many tarsal bones are there?
What is the purpose of the foot?
permit walking and support weight
This functions as a shock absorber to distribute the weight of the body in all directions which permits smooth walking.
the longitudinal arch
What are the names of the 7 tarsal bones located in the foot?
These two small bones are located beneath the first metatarsal. They are detached from the foot and are imbedded within two tendons.
what is the most common site for a fracture in the foot?
the sesamoid bone
What is the name for an avulsion fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal?
for all projections of the toes, what size CR should you use?
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