Transverse tarsal joint

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Transverse tarsal joint
Line through transverse tarsal joint
Latinarticulatio tarsi transversa
Anatomical terminology

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).

The term Chopart's joint is named after the French surgeon François Chopart.


Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 354 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

Further reading[edit]

  • Kutaish H, Stern R, Drittenbass L, Assal M (May 2017). "Injuries to the Chopart joint complex: a current review". European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology : Orthopedie Traumatologie. 27 (4): 425–431. doi:10.1007/s00590-017-1958-0. PMID 28417204. S2CID 3932594.

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