Ligamentous restraints of the second tarsometatarsal Joint: A biomechanical evaluation

Matthew C. Solan, Claude T. Moorman, Ryan G. Miyamoto, Louis E. Jasper, Stephen M. Belkoff

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Ligamentous injury of the tarsometatarsal joint complex is an uncommon, but disabling condition that frequently occurs in elite athletes. There are few options for managing these injuries, in part because the relative mechanical contribution of the ligaments of the tarsometatarsal joint is unknown, complicating decisions regarding which ligaments need reconstruction. In the current study, strength and stiffness of the dorsal, plantar, and Lisfranc ligaments of 20 paired cadaver feet were measured and compared. The plantar and Lisfranc ligaments were significantly stiffer and stronger than the dorsal ligament, and the Lisfranc ligament was significantly stronger and stiffer than the plantar ligament.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-641
Number of pages5
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2001


  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Cadaver
  • Ligament
  • Lisfranc Joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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