The meta-tarsal bones is the collective name for a a group of 5 bones in each foot.
The location of the meta-tarsal bones is indicated in the diagram. All the meta-tarsal bones are shaded pink and can be found between the tarsal bones (of the ankle, shown shaded blue) and the phalanges of the feet (toes, shown shaded green).
More about Foot and Leg Bones:
This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.
- Structures and Functions of Bones (an overview about the Skeletal System)
- Types of Bones, such as long bones, short bones, flat bones, etc.
- Bone Markings and Features on Bones of the Human Body
- Types of Joints, such as immoveable, slightly moveable and freely moveable joints
- Diagram of the Human Skeleton
- Overview of types of Conditions and Disorders of the Skeletal System
For further information see also our pages of books about orthopaedics.