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The commonly fractured bones are the calcaneus , cuboid and navicular. The foot is usually dislocated medially and superiorly as it is plantarflexed and inverted, usually as a result of a high-energy impact, e. Where the foot is everted, lateral displacement occurs. Please Note: You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Updating… Please wait. Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again. Thank you for updating your details.

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Transverse tarsal joint

The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones long bones that lead up to the toes and the tarsal bones bones in the arch connect. The Lisfranc ligament is a tough band of tissue that joins two of these bones. This is important for maintaining proper alignment and strength of the joint. Injuries to the Lisfranc joint most commonly occur in automobile accident victims, military personnel, runners, horseback riders, football players and participants of other contact sports, or something as simple as missing a step on a staircase. Lisfranc injuries occur as a result of direct or indirect forces to the foot. A direct force often involves something heavy falling on the foot. Indirect force commonly involves twisting the foot.


Lisfranc Injuries

The transverse tarsal joint or midtarsal joint or Chopart's joint is formed by the articulation of the calcaneus with the cuboid the calcaneocuboid joint , and the articulation of the talus with the navicular the talocalcaneonavicular joint. The movement which takes place in this joint is more extensive than that in the other tarsal joints, and consists of a sort of rotation by means of which the foot may be slightly flexed or extended, the sole being at the same time carried medially inverted or laterally everted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Transverse tarsal joint Line through transverse tarsal joint.


Its integrity is crucial to the stability of the Lisfranc joint. Injury mechanisms are varied and include direct crush injury, or an indirect load onto a plantarflexed foot 3. Tarsometatarsal dislocation may also occur in the diabetic neuropathic joint Charcot. These injuries are well demonstrated on the standard views of the foot but subtle injuries may be missed and require further imaging such as CT, MRI or radiographic stress views with forefoot abduction.

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