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Surgical anatomy of the midfoot

  • Christopher J. PearceEmail author
  • James D. Calder
Ankle

Abstract

The midfoot plays a vital role in the stability of the foot as a whole. Injuries to the midfoot may be subtle and can lead to significant long-term morbidity, especially where there is a delay in diagnosis and treatment. This article describes the anatomy of the midfoot that is relevant to surgical practice. It should provide the reader with an understanding of how the anatomy of the midfoot relates to its function as well as discussing the anatomical considerations of injuries and surgery in this area. Anatomical knowledge aids clinical practice in terms of the recognition of abnormalities and the guidance of treatment.

Keywords

Surgical Anatomy Midfoot 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Lee Dennis, Anatomy Dept. St Georges Hospital, Tooting, London, SW17 0QT. Tomas Albrecht, Medical Photographer, Universitastklinikum ‘Carl Gustav Carus’, Dresden, DE-01307, Germany.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsRoyal Surrey County HospitalGuildfordUK
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsNorth Hampshire HospitalBasingstokeUK
  3. 3.Imperial CollegeLondonUK
  4. 4.RichmondUK

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