Lisfranc joint

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Tim Luijkx et al.

The tarsometatarsal joint, or Lisfranc joint, is the articulation between the tarsus (midfoot) with the metatarsal bases (forefoot). The first three metatarsals articulate with the three cuneiforms, respectively, and the 4th and 5th metatarsals with the cuboid. The base of the 2nd metatarsal keystones into the cuneiforms where there is an important ligament.

History and etymology

It is named after Jacques Lisfranc De Saint Martin (1790-1847), French surgeon 1.

Related pathology

Anatomy: Lower limb
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Article information

rID: 31326
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs, foot
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tarsometatarsal joint

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