The Midtarsal Joint Sprain is also known as Chopart’s joint injury and it consists of the talonavicular joint (between the talus and navicular bones) and calcaneocuboid joint (between the calcaneus or heel bone and the cuboid bone).
Injury to the midtarsal joint is rare but is more commonly seen in gymnasts, footballers and sports involving jumping.
Which Ligaments are Injured?
There are two ligaments which are most commonly injured and these may produce slightly different symptoms.
The Dorsal Calcaneocuboid ligament connects the Calcaneus and the Cuboid, on the top of the foot.
The Bifurcate ligament, is a Y shaped ligament, consisting of 2 parts – the Calcaneonavicular ligament (between the Calcaneus and Navicular) and the Calcaneocuboid ligament (which is a second ligament between the Calcaneus and Cuboid).
Symptoms of Calcaneocuboid Ligament Injury
Symptoms of Bifurcate Ligament Injury
Treatment of a Midtarsal Joint Sprain
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