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subtalar joint

 

Definition: a plane synovial joint between the inferior surface of the talus and the posterior articular surface of the calcaneus. The term is also used clinically to refer to the compound joint formed by the talocalcaneal and anterior and middle talocalcaneal parts of the talocalcaneonavicular joints.

Synonym(s): articulatio subtalarisTA, articulatio talocalcanea, talocalcaneal joint

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