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n. pl. tar·so·met·a·tar·si (-sī, -sē)
A compound bone between the tibia and the toes of a bird's leg, formed by fusion of the tarsal and metatarsal bones.

tar′so·met′a·tar′sal (-tär′səl) adj.
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a. tarsometatarsiano-a, rel. al tarso y al metatarso.
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The left leg had an open wound on the lateral aspect of the tarsometatarsal area and marked instability proximal to the foot, consistent with an open tarsometatarsal fracture.
Methods: Eight fresh foot specimens were made into the models of the first tarsometatarsal joint fracture dislocation, which were fixed with 3.
Inclusion criteria were either professional dancers or high-level (Division I College) athletes who had been diagnosed with Lisfranc injury by way of complaints isolated to directly over the Lisfranc space and had failed conservative management after sustaining a midfoot sprain; specifically, direct point tenderness over the Lisfranc space on clinical exam, either at the first or second tarsometatarsal joint, and either minimum of 2 mm diastasis on weightbearing plain film or suggestive signal changes on MRI, with no signal changes at the base of the second metatarsal as would be more suggestive of stress fracture.
Foot: The length of the each metatarsal was measured as the distance between the most prominent point of the metatarsal and midpoint of the line in the tarsometatarsal space [Figure 1].
Gangrene set in and her right foot had to be amputated at the ankle and her left foot at the tarsometatarsal joint.
(7) In a long-term follow-up study of 23 patients evaluated over an average of 22 years after tibiotalar arthrodesis, Coester and associates demonstrated progressive degenerative changes of ipsilateral subtalar (91%), talonavicular (57%), and tarsometatarsal (41%) joints.
Orthopedic consultation was obtained and patient underwent operative exploration, which demonstrated a dislocation of the first and second tarsometatarsal joints and a comminuted fracture of the medial and intermediate cuneiforms.
(7,13) When arising from within the joints, the tarsometatarsal, metatarsophalangeal and calcaneocuboid are common origin points.
Trochlea of tarsometatarsal bone, Digit I, Digit II, Digit III, Digit IV, Metatarsal I:
Figure 1 shows a frontal radiograph of the right foot that demonstrates cortical irregularities at the medial base of second metatarsal with lateral dislocation of the second tarsometatarsal joint.
Lisfranc injuries are ligament injuries to the tarsometatarsal joints, ranging from partial sprains to complete tears with displacement.