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Tarsometatarsal joint

tarsometatarsal joint n.
Any of the three joints between the tarsal and metatarsal bones: a medial joint between the first cuneiform and first metatarsal, an intermediate joint between the second and third cuneiforms and corresponding metatarsals, and a lateral joint between the cuboid and fourth and fifth metatarsals. Also called Lisfranc’s joint.


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