Intercuneiform joints

Intercuneiform and cuneocuboid joints

Oblique section of left intertarsal and tarsometatarsal joints, showing the synovial cavities.
Latin articulationes intercuneiformes
TA A03.6.10.401
FMA 35213

Anatomical terminology

The intercuneiform joints are the joints (articulations among) the cuneiform bones.

The term "cuneocuboid joint" is sometimes used to describe the joint between the cuboid and lateral cuneiform, but this term is not recognized by Terminologia Anatomica.


The three cuneiform bones and the cuboid bone are connected together by dorsal, plantar, and interosseous ligaments.

Dorsal ligaments

The dorsal ligaments consist of three transverse bands: one connects the first with the second cuneiform, another the second with the third cuneiform, and another the third cuneiform with the cuboid.

Plantar ligaments

The plantar ligaments have a similar arrangement to the dorsal, and are strengthened by slips from the tendon of the tibialis posterior.

Interosseous ligaments

The interosseous ligaments consist of strong transverse fibers which pass between the rough non-articular portions of the adjacent surfaces of the bones.

Synovial membrane

The synovial membrane of these joints is part of the great tarsal synovial membrane.


The movements permitted between these bones are limited to a slight gliding upon each other.


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

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