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trans·verse tar·sal joint[TA]
the complex joint formed by the synovial joints between the talus and navicular bone medially and the calcaneus and navicular bones laterally that act as a unit in allowing the front of the foot to pivot relative to the back of the foot about the longitudinal axis of the foot, contributing to the total inversion and eversion movements.
The union of the remainder of the tarsal bones with the calcaneus and talus.
See also: Chopart, François
Chopart,François, French surgeon, 1743-1795.
Chopart amputation - amputation through the midtarsal joint. Synonym(s): mediotarsal amputation
Chopart ankle dislocation
Chopart joint - the synovial joints which act as a unit in allowing the front of the foot to pivot relative to the back of the foot about the longitudinal axis of the foot. Synonym(s): transverse tarsal joint
Chopart osseous joint injury
Chopart partial foot prosthesis