Chopart fracture

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Chopart fracture is a fracture/dislocation of the mid-tarsal joint (Chopart joint) of the foot, i.e. talonavicular and calcaneocuboid joints which separate the hindfoot from the midfoot. The commonly fractured bones are the calcaneus, cuboid and navicular.

The foot is usually dislocated medially and superiorly as it is plantar flexed and inverted, usually as a result of high energy impact, e.g. fall from height or road traffic collision.

Where the foot is everted, lateral displacement occurs.

History and etymology

It is named after Francois Chopart, French surgeon (1743-1795) in Paris 1.

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rID: 12387
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Chopart fracture dislocation

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    Case 1: sagittal CT
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    Case 2: fracture of mid-tarsal joint (Chopart joint)
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