Medial cuneiform

The medial cuneiform is one of the foot bones. The bone is classified as being a cuneiform, and is also commonly known by the names "the first cuneiform" and "the internal cuneiform." It is the largest cuneiform in size, although all of the bones are still relatively small. The cuneiforms are situated between the metatarsal bones and the small navicular bone. The other two cuneiforms are known as the intermediate and lateral cuneiforms. The first cuneiform is located around the middle foot (on the tarsus' medial side and distal row by the first metatarsal and the scaphoid bone), and is shaped similarly to a wedge. Together with the first and second metatarsals, the navicular, and the intermediate cuneiform, the bone makes up joints. The bone functions as the attachment for numerous ligaments, such as the peroneus longus and the tibialis anterior's tendons. The medial cuneiform participates in articulation along with the first and second metatarsals, the intermediate cuneiform, and the scaphoid.
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