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Foot - Bony Features

The bones of the foot include: tarsals (ankle), metatarsals (foot) and phalanges (toes). There are 7 tarsal bones, 5 metatarsals and 14 phalanges. All the toes have 3 phalanges except the big toe (hallux), which has 2.

The entire weight of the body sits on the foot. The foot acts as a lever to move the body forward when we walk or run. Tendon in the foot keep it stable and connect it to the strong muscles of the legs for movement.

Skeletal System - Bony Features of the Foot
Skeletal System - Bony Features of the Foot

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