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Fourth Metatarsal: The fourth metatarsal is located in the foot, forming a portion of the central area of the foot. The fourth metatarsal articulates with the fourth proximal phalanx, the third and fifth metatarsals and the cuboid. The functions of the fourth metatarsal include creating structure for and supporting the movement of the foot, creating insertion points for muscles and ligaments, and storing some minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus.
Conditions that can afflict the fourth metatarsal include stress fracture, infection, trauma, fracture, arthritis, osteomyelitis and dislocations.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Fourth Metatarsal:
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