Cuneonavicular joint

The cuneonavicular joint (Latin: articulatio cuneonavicularis) is a synovial plane type joint located between the tarsal bones of the foot. This articulation is formed between the distal surface of the navicular bone and proximal surfaces of three cuneiform bones (lateral, intermediate and medial). The cuneonavicular joint provides gliding movements between the articulating bones.

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Joint capsule and ligaments

The joint is embraced by the fibrous joint capsule. All bones forming the articulation are connected by the following ligaments:

  • Dorsal cuneonavicular ligament
  • Plantar cuneonavicular ligament
  • Interosseous cuneonavicular ligament
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