The cuboid bone has multiple facets. The dorsal surface is often rough and is attached to the foot ligaments. The plantar surface is located at the anterior (front) side of the foot. This surface has a deep groove that provides point of attachment for peroneous longus tendon and plantar ligament.
Moreover, the peroneal sulcus forms a deep notch in the lateral surface of the cuboid while the posterior/back surface is smooth and triangular. The latter articulates with the anterior surface of the calcaneus bone. Similarly, the anterior surface of the cuboid is triangular. It is smaller but is consists of two facets accommodating the tarsometatarsal joints. Last but not the least is the medial surface of the cuboid bone, which is quadrilateral and is broader than the other facets. This surface has an oval facet allowing the navicular bone and the third cuneiform to articulate with it.
The articulations (joints) created by the multifaceted cuboid bone aids in the proper distribution of the body weight. Likewise, it keeps the foot stable.