Duke Orthopaedics
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Longitudinal Stress Injuries of Midtarsal Joint

- Discussion:
    - usually severe mid-tarsal injury w/ a high incidence of assoc frx;
    - these injuries occur w/ foot in varying degrees of plantarflexion, w/ force being applied to metatarsal heads & transmitted proximally along rays to disrupt midtarsal joint and frx of cuboid or navicular;
    - w/ this mechanism, frxs tend to occur vertically thru navicular in line with the intercuneiform joints

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

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