Talonavicular joint

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Jeffrey Cheng et al.

The talonavicular joint is an important joint of the hindfoot and forms the clinical subtalar joint with the talocalcaneal joint

Gross anatomy

The talonavicular joint primarily consists of the articulation between the head of the talus and the concavity produced by the posterior aspect of the navicular. This articulation is facilitated by the talonavicular ligament, a broad, thin band that covered by the extensor tendons, and the plantar calcaneonavicular (spring) ligament. It is also described as contributing to the transverse tarsal joint along with the calcaneocuboid joint to serve as the junction between the midfoot and hindfoot.

The talonavicular joint and the anterior part of the talocalcaneal joint are collectively known as the talocalcaneonavicular joint, and may share the same joint space. 

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 57068
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Talonavicular articulation

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