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How long will the podiatric myths of the midtarsal joint survive?

from Podiatry Today

The midtarsal joint is probably one of the least understood but most important joints of the human foot. During daily weightbearing activities, the midtarsal joint must be compliant enough to allow the foot to adapt to uneven terrain and stiff enough to allow the powerful gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to push the body efficiently forward off the plantar forefoot. The ability of the midtarsal joint to biomechanically optimize the load versus deformation characteristics of the foot is what makes this pedal joint such an important part of the human bipedal locomotor apparatus. more

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