Skeletal development of hallucal tarsometatarsal joint curvature and angulation in extant apes and modern humans.

@article{Gill2015SkeletalDO,
  title={Skeletal development of hallucal tarsometatarsal joint curvature and angulation in extant apes and modern humans.},
  author={Corey M Gill and Miriam A. Bredella and Jeremy M DeSilva},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={88},
  pages={
          137-145
        }
}
The medial cuneiform, namely the curvature and angulation of its distal facet with metatarsal 1, is crucial as a stabilizer in bipedal locomotion and an axis upon which the great toe medially deviates during arboreal locomotion in extant apes. Previous work has shown that facet curvature and angulation in adult dry-bone specimens can distinguish African apes from Homo, and can even distinguish among species of Gorilla. This study provides the first ontogenetic assessment of medial cuneiform… CONTINUE READING
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