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Fractures and Dislocations of the Midfoot: Lisfranc and Chopart Injuries
Stephen K. Benirschke, MD1; Eric Meinberg, MD2; Sarah A. Anderson, MD3; Clifford B. Jones, MD4; Peter A. Cole, MD3
1 Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359798, Seattle, WA 98104. E-mail address: beniskb@uw.edu
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 2550 23rd Street, Building A, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94110. E-mail address: Meinberge@orthosurg.ucsf.edu
3 University of Minnesota, Regions Hospital, Mail Stop 11503L, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. E-mail address for S.A. Anderson: Sarah.A.Anderson@healthpartners.com. E-mail address for P.A. Cole: Peter.A.Cole@healthpartners.com
4 Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, 230 Michigan Street NE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. E-mail address: clifford.jones@oamichigan.com
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Copyright © 2012 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2012 Jul 18;94(14):1325-1337. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L00413
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The Chopart joint, also known as the midtarsal or transverse tarsal joint, consists of the calcaneocuboid and talonavicular joints. These two joints lie in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal arch of the foot, and act as a single unit with respect to the hindfoot. The Lisfranc joint consists of the tarsometatarsal joint complex, which includes the medial, middle, and lateral cuneiforms; the cuboid; and the articulations with the five metatarsal bases. The navicular cuneiform articulations, and the articulation between the navicular and cuboid bones, do not specifically have their own eponym. The Lisfranc joint forms the osseous and ligamentous foundation of the longitudinal and transverse arches (Fig. 1).
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