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Medical Term:

tarsometatarsal joints


Definition: the three synovial joints between the tarsal and metatarsal bones, consisting of 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.

Synonym(s): articulationes tarsometatarsalesTA, cuneometatarsal joints, Lisfranc joints

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