tarsometatarsal joints


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tar·so·met·a·tar·sal joints

[TA]
the three synovial joints between the tarsal and metatarsal bones, consisting of a medial joint between the first cuneiform and first metatarsal, an intermediate joint between the second and third cuneiforms and corresponding metatarsals, and a lateral joint between the cuboid and fourth and fifth metatarsals.

tar·so·met·a·tar·sal joints

(tahr'sō-met'ă-tahr'săl joynts) [TA]
The three synovial articulations between the tarsal and metatarsal bones, consisting of a medial joint between the first cuneiform and first metatarsal, an intermediate joint between the second and third cuneiforms and corresponding metatarsals, and a lateral joint between the cuboid and fourth and fifth metatarsals.

Lisfranc,

Jacques, French surgeon, 1790-1847.
Lisfranc amputation - amputation of the foot at the tarsometatarsal joint, the sole being preserved to make the flap. Synonym(s): Lisfranc operation
Lisfranc dislocation
Lisfranc fracture
Lisfranc joints - the three synovial joints between the tarsal and metatarsal bones. Synonym(s): tarsometatarsal joints
Lisfranc ligaments - ligaments that pass from the cuneiform bones to the metatarsals, the one from the first cuneiform to the second metatarsal being the strongest. Synonym(s): interosseous cuneometatarsal ligaments
Lisfranc operation - Synonym(s): Lisfranc amputation
scalene tubercle of Lisfranc - a small spine on the inner edge of the first rib, giving attachment to the scalenus anterior muscle. Synonym(s): scalene tubercle

tarsometatarsal joints

articulations between tarsal and metatarsal bones
  • fifth tarsometatarsal joint lateral area of distal aspect of cuboid and fifth metatarsal base

  • first tarsometatarsal joint distal aspect of medial cuneiform and first metatarsal base

  • second tarsometatarsal joint distal aspect of intermediate cuneiform and second metatarsal base; movement at second tarsometatarsal joint is restricted by intermediate cuneiform mortise (into which second metatarsal base fits), and strong interosseous ligaments binding proximal areas of first and second metatarsals

  • third tarsometatarsal joint distal aspect of lateral cuneiform and third metatarsal base

  • fourth tarsometatarsal joint articulation medial area of distal aspect of cuboid and fourth metatarsal base

References in periodicals archive ?
Lisfranc injuries are ligament injuries to the tarsometatarsal joints, ranging from partial sprains to complete tears with displacement.
The Ascension(R) PyroSphere(R) implant is designed for the fourth and fifth tarsometatarsal joints of the foot and is intended for people suffering from the debilitating effects of arthritis in the foot.
It will be seen that the axis passes vertically through the body and ends in the foot in an area which is just anterior to the tarsometatarsal joints.