Calcaneo-cuboid articulation

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Calcaneocuboid articulation
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Ligaments of the medial aspect of the foot. (Calcaneocuboid labeled at bottom center.)
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The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect. (Calcaneocuboid labeled at top, third from right.)
Details
Latin articulatio calcaneocuboidea
Identifiers
Gray's p.354
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_64/12160990
TA A03.6.10.204
FMA FMA:35207
Anatomical terminology

The calcaneocuboid articulation is the joint between the calcaneus and the cuboid bone.

Ligaments[edit]

The ligaments connecting the calcaneus with the cuboid are five in number, viz., the articular capsule:

[1]

Movements[edit]

The calcaneocuboid joint is conventionally described as among the least mobile joints in the human foot. The articular surfaces of the two bones are relatively flat with some irregular undulations, which seem to suggest movement limited to a single rotation and some translation. However, the cuboid rotates as much as 25° about an oblique axis during inversion-eversion in a movement that could be called obvolution-involution. [2]

Notes[edit]

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • lljoints at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)