Gross Anatomy of the Subtalar Joint

  • Matteo Guelfi
  • Miquel Dalmau-Pastor
  • Rosa M. Mirapeix
  • Jordi Vega


The subtalar joint is the main joint of the peritalar complex and is synonymous with the talocalcaneal joint, where the plantar part of the talus articulates with the dorsal part of the calcaneus. The subtalar joint can be divided into a posterior joint and an anterior complex, the latter composed of the anterior talocalcaneal joint (anterior subtalar joint), middle talocalcaneal joint, and talonavicular joint (Fig. 2.1).


Subtalar joint Subtalar anatomy Subtalar joint anatomy Subtalar arthroscopy Arthroscopic anatomy Ankle anatomy Subtalar ligaments Subtalar stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Guelfi
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Miquel Dalmau-Pastor
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Rosa M. Mirapeix
    • 3
  • Jordi Vega
    • 4
    • 5
    • 7
  1. 1.Foot and Ankle UnitClinica MontallegroGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery “Gruppo Policlinico di Monza”Clinica Salus of Alessandria and Ospedale SM Misericordia of AlbengaAlbengaItaly
  3. 3.Human Anatomy and Embryology Unit, Department of Morphological SciencesUniversitad Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Human Anatomy and Embryology Unit, Department of Pathology and Experimental TherapeuticsUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.GRECMIP-MIFAS (Groupe de Recherche et d’Étude en Chirurgie Mini-Invasive du Pied-Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Society)MerignacFrance
  6. 6.Vilamèdic Medical Center, Santa Coloma de GramanetBarcelonaSpain
  7. 7.Foot and Ankle UnitiMove Tres TorresBarcelonaSpain

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