transverse tarsal joint


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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.

transverse tarsal joint

the joint formed by the talocalcaneonavicular and calcaneocuboid joints together.

trans·verse tar·sal joint

(trans-vĕrs' tahr'săl joynt) [TA]
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.

Chopart,

François, French surgeon, 1743-1795.
Chopart amputation - amputation through the midtarsal joint. Synonym(s): mediotarsal amputation
Chopart ankle dislocation
Chopart articulation
Chopart brace
Chopart fracture
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
References in periodicals archive ?
For example, increasing rigidity at the subtalar joint, results in dysfunctional shock absorption during gait and subsequently the transverse tarsal joint (calcaneocuboid and talonavicular joints) is forced to help dissipate these additional forces.
Mann reported activity of the intrinsic muscles, adductor hallucis brevis, flexor hallucis brevis, flexor digitorum brevis, and abductor digiti minimi in stabilizing the transverse tarsal joint during the stance phase of gait.

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