intertarsal joints


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in·ter·tar·sal joints

the synovial joints that unite the tarsal bones.

in·ter·tar·sal joints

(in'tĕr-tahr'săl joynts)
The synovial joints that unite the tarsal bones.
Synonym(s): tarsal joints.
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Previous studies have described the anatomic characteristics of different joints in ostriches, including the shoulder and elbow, (6) knee, (7) and intertarsal joints.
The anatomy of the intertarsal joint and its function in locomotion was studied by Schaller et al.
The intertarsal joint of the ostrich (Struthio camelus): anatomical examination and function of passive structures in locomotion.
is a major shock-absorbing joint, because in coordination with the intertarsal joints it determines the distribution of forces upon the skeleton and soft tissues of the foot.
Bilateral swelling of the plantar regions and moderately swollen intertarsal joints were visible in 1 bird, with purulent exudate indicating septic arthritis and pododermatitis.
is a major shock absorbing joint, because in coordination with the intertarsal joints it determines the distribution of forces upon the skeleton and soft tissues of the foot.
Mild to moderate pododermatitis over the intertarsal joints developed because of a shift in weight bearing after the loss of most digits.
The parrot was observed to shift weight caudally toward the intertarsal joints and away from the feet.
Inflammation, dermal ulcers, and green epithelial discoloration was present on the ventral aspect of both swollen intertarsal joints (Fig 1).
The palpation of the intertarsal joints further revealed medial displacement of both gastrocnemius tendons, a condition called "slipped tendon" and commonly associated with valgus deformation of the intertarsal joint.
In our study, the inter- and intra-observer CV for the stifle and intertarsal joints was higher than 5%.
Thus, stifle and intertarsal joints are commonly immobilized when injuries are treated with external coaptation, temporary transarticular external skeletal fixation, or arthrodesis.