subtalar joint

(redirected from Talocalcaneal articulation)

sub·ta·lar joint

[TA]
a plane synovial joint between the inferior surface of the talus and the posterior articular surface of the calcaneus. The term is also used clinically to refer to the compound joint formed by the talocalcaneal and anterior and middle talocalcaneal parts of the talocalcaneonavicular joints.

subtalar joint

the joint between the large posterior calcaneal facet on the inferior surface of the talus and the corresponding posterior talar facet on the superior surface of the calcaneus. It allows gliding and rotation, which are involved in inversion and eversion of the foot.

sub·ta·lar joint

(sŭb-tā'lăr joynt) [TA]
A plane synovial joint between the inferior surface of the talus and the posterior articular surface of the calcaneus. The term is also used clinically to refer to the compound joint formed by the talocalcaneal and talocalcaneonavicular joints.
Synonym(s): talocalcaneal joint.
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