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Dorsal Metatarsal Veins

In the top side of the foot, adjacent dorsal digital veins join to form the dorsal metatarsal veins after carrying blood up to the small saphenous vein, communicate with the plantar digital veins in the clefts between the toes. The metatarsal vessels unite across the far ends of the foot (just above the toes) to form the dorsal venous arch. On the sole of the foot, the superficial veins form a plantar cutaneous venous arch that extends across the root of the toes and opens at the sides of the foot into medial and lateral veins.