Calcaneocuboid joint

Calcaneocuboid joint

Ligaments of the medial aspect of the foot. (Calcaneocuboid labeled at bottom center.)

The ligaments of the foot from the lateral aspect. (Calcaneocuboid labeled at top, third from right.)
Latin articulatio calcaneocuboidea
TA A03.6.10.204
FMA 35207

Anatomical terminology

The calcaneocuboid joint is the joint between the calcaneus and the cuboid bone.


The ligaments connecting the calcaneus with the cuboid are five in number, viz., the articular capsule:



The calcaneocuboid joint is conventionally described as among the least mobile joints in the human foot. The articular surfaces of the two bones are relatively flat with some irregular undulations, which seem to suggest movement limited to a single rotation and some translation. However, the cuboid rotates as much as 25° about an oblique axis during inversion-eversion in a movement that could be called obvolution-involution. [2]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)


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