Midtarsal joint

The midtarsal joint, or Chopart joint, is the articulation between the hindfoot (calcaneus and talus) and the midfoot (navicular, cuboid and cuneiforms). 

On lateral and AP views of the foot the talonavicular and calcaneocuboid joints are linked together by a smooth curved line also referred to as the cyma line.

History and etymology

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

Related pathology

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

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Article information

rID: 39737
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Chopart joint
  • Mid-tarsal joint

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