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Foot bones and ligaments. Artwork of the bones and ligaments (white, joining bones) of the foot and the ankle joint from the side. This is a lateral view of the outside of the foot. The human foot contains 26 bones. Seven of these form the tarsus (lower right, including the calcaneus, the heel bone). The lower leg bones (upper right) are the tibia (thicker bone) and the fibula. From the tarsus the five metatarsals of the foot join to the phalanges (toe bones). Major ligaments shown include the transverse crural ligament (strap, front of ankle). The achilles tendon is at far right. For a sequence showing foot anatomy, see C016/7008 to C016/7010.
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