Angle of the longitudinal arch (foot)

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The angle of the longitudinal arch (calcaneal–fifth metatarsal angle) is one of the angles drawn on the weight-bearing lateral foot radiograph.

The angle is formed between the calcaneal inclination axis and a line drawn along the inferior edge of the 5th metatarsal:

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rID: 23758
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Calcaneal–fifth metatarsal angle

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