The structure indicated is the first metatarsal
bone of the foot. The foot contains three groups
There are 7 tarsal
bones, and 5 metatarsals
. The metatarsals are numbered from 1 to 5 from medial to lateral, with the first metatarsal belonging to that of the great toe (hallux) and the 5th
metatarsal belonging to that of the little toe. The metatarsals consist of the following parts:
Learn more about the anatomy of the bones of the foot
in this anatomy tutorial.