Anterior Subtalar Arthroscopy

  • Diane Hei Yan Tai
  • Tun Hing Lui
  • Sally H. S. ChengEmail author


The subtalar joint is made up of anterior and posterior articulations separated by the sinus tarsi and tarsal canal. The anterior subtalar joint, which is also known as the talocalcaneonavicular joint, which the talar head articulates with the socket composing of the calcaneonavicular (spring) ligament, the posterior facet of the navicular and the anterior and middle facets of the calcaneus. The posterior subtalar joint involves the concave posterior facet of the talus, which articulates with the convex posterior facet of calcaneus. These alternating convex and concave surfaces and strong ligaments give rise to a relatively stable subtalar joint as evidenced by relatively low rate of subtalar joint dislocation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane Hei Yan Tai
    • 1
  • Tun Hing Lui
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Sally H. S. Cheng
    • 6
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyQueen Elizabeth HospitalHong Kong SARChina
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyNorth District HospitalHong KongChina
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsSouthern Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina
  4. 4.Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology—Chinese Academy of ScienceShenzhenChina
  5. 5.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyChinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  6. 6.Prince of Wales HospitalSha TinHong Kong

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