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Chopart Joint Injury
Corrie M. Yablon, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Chopart joint = midtarsal joint = transverse tarsal joint
              • Talocalcaneonavicular joint = talonavicular (TN) joint
            • Definitions

              • Chopart joint
                • TN and calcaneocuboid (CC) joints
              • Chopart joint complex (CJC) composed of
                • Spring ligament complex (SLC)
                  • a.k.a. plantar calcaneonavicular ligament complex
                • Dorsal TN ligament
                • Bifurcate ligament
                • Dorsal calcaneocuboid (DCC) ligaments
                • Short and long plantar ligaments
              • Chopart joint functions with subtalar joint to invert and evert foot

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Relevant Anatomy

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Zaottini F et al: Ultrasound imaging guide for assessment of the intrinsic ligaments stabilizing the subtalar and midtarsal joints. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 24(2):113-24, 2020
                                          2. Walter WR et al: Normal anatomy and traumatic injury of the midtarsal (chopart) joint complex: an imaging primer. Radiographics. 39(1):136-52, 2019
                                          3. Walter WR et al: Imaging of Chopart (midtarsal) joint complex: normal anatomy and posttraumatic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 211(2):416-25, 2018
                                          4. Kutaish H et al: Injuries to the Chopart joint complex: a current review. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 27(4):425-31, 2017
                                          5. Omar H et al: Spring ligament complex: Illustrated normal anatomy and spectrum of pathologies on 3T MR imaging. Eur J Radiol. 85(11):2133-43, 2016
                                          6. Mengiardi B et al: Spring ligament complex: MR imaging-anatomic correlation and findings in asymptomatic subjects. Radiology. 237(1):242-9, 2005
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Chopart joint = midtarsal joint = transverse tarsal joint
                                                      • Talocalcaneonavicular joint = talonavicular (TN) joint
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Chopart joint
                                                        • TN and calcaneocuboid (CC) joints
                                                      • Chopart joint complex (CJC) composed of
                                                        • Spring ligament complex (SLC)
                                                          • a.k.a. plantar calcaneonavicular ligament complex
                                                        • Dorsal TN ligament
                                                        • Bifurcate ligament
                                                        • Dorsal calcaneocuboid (DCC) ligaments
                                                        • Short and long plantar ligaments
                                                      • Chopart joint functions with subtalar joint to invert and evert foot

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Relevant Anatomy

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Zaottini F et al: Ultrasound imaging guide for assessment of the intrinsic ligaments stabilizing the subtalar and midtarsal joints. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 24(2):113-24, 2020
                                                                                  2. Walter WR et al: Normal anatomy and traumatic injury of the midtarsal (chopart) joint complex: an imaging primer. Radiographics. 39(1):136-52, 2019
                                                                                  3. Walter WR et al: Imaging of Chopart (midtarsal) joint complex: normal anatomy and posttraumatic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 211(2):416-25, 2018
                                                                                  4. Kutaish H et al: Injuries to the Chopart joint complex: a current review. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 27(4):425-31, 2017
                                                                                  5. Omar H et al: Spring ligament complex: Illustrated normal anatomy and spectrum of pathologies on 3T MR imaging. Eur J Radiol. 85(11):2133-43, 2016
                                                                                  6. Mengiardi B et al: Spring ligament complex: MR imaging-anatomic correlation and findings in asymptomatic subjects. Radiology. 237(1):242-9, 2005