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the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus

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With proper training, dancing on pointe won't damage the bones of the foot.
The fossil is unusual because the bones of the foot are whole and attached to each other as they were in life, providing evidence of how the bones moved when the animal walked.
Padian calls the new observation interesting but says that researchers must examine the other bones of the foot to rule out digitigrade motion in pterosaurs.
permit a child to wear a pointe shoe, or even one that resembles a pointe shoe, until the bones of the foot are sufficiently ossified (hardened) and the supporting muscles of the leg, thigh, hip, and trunk are strong.
In June 2001, Triage announced that it had received clearance from the FDA for the Bone-Lok device for the small bones of the foot.