Ligamentous restraints of the second tarsometatarsal joint: a biomechanical evaluation.


Journal Article

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Solan, MC; Moorman, CT; Miyamoto, RG; Jasper, LE; Belkoff, SM

Published Date

  • August 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 637 - 641

PubMed ID

  • 11527024

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11527024

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7876

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-1007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/107110070102200804


  • eng