subtalar joint


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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.

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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Forefoot varus is when the forefoot is inverted (big toe higher than 5th toe) while the subtalar joint and calcaneus are in neutral.
The result of this correlation is that even when the subtalar joint was severely affected in patients with RA, the hindfoot appeared to be able to compensate for the alignment abnormality of the knee, as long as the talocrural joint was preserved.
She had been treated with taping and had a thorough analysis where it was found that "there is something wrong" in the subtalar joint, for which she wore a cast for 4 weeks.
Treatment is dictated by the mobility of the subtalar joint. If mobile, surgery is via soft-tissue release and tendon transfer--usually plantar release and peroneus longus to brevis tendon transfer.
Subtalar joint pain may develop due to incongruity of the joint and secondary subtalar arthritis which sets in.
They found that knee flexion angle and subtalar joint angle significantly increased over time.
This is why physicians often refer to pronation as the "unlocking" of the subtalar joint in the ankle.
CHICAGO -- Use of a laterally wedged insole with strapping of the subtalar joint can improve pain and correct abnormal biomechanics due to varus alignment in medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee, Yoshitaka Toda, M.D., said at the 2004 World Congress on Osteoarthritis.
CHICAGO -- Use of a laterally wedged insole with strapping of the subtalar joint can relieve pain and correct abnormal biomechanics due to varus alignment in medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee, Yoshitaka Toda, M.D., reported at the 2004 World Congress on Osteoarthritis.
Ryan (1994) specifically suggested an impaired ability to generate adequate muscular forces in a timely manner consequent to poor proprioceptive feedback could impair an individual's ability to protect the ankle joint against any destabilising influences, for example those that might be experienced at the subtalar joint where a majority of lateral ankle sprain injuries occur.
Several studies have identified a higher prevalence and greater severity of limited joint mobility in the hand and the foot in persons with diabetes,[50-55] and an association between limited joint mobility of the foot and ankle and a higher risk of foot ulceration has been reported in persons with diabetes.[56-61] Limitation of the ankle, subtalar joint, and metatarsophalangeal joints increase the risk of developing foot ulcers in persons with diabetes who have peripheral sensory neuropathy.[6,50,60] Limited joint motion decreases shock absorption of the lower extremity during walking and causes higher pressures on the sole of the foot.