Medical Dictionary

Chopart's joint

play
noun Cho·part's joint \(ˈ)shō-ˈpärz-\

Medical Definition of Chopart's joint

  1. :  the tarsal joint that comprises the talonavicular and calcaneocuboid articulations

Biographical Note for chopart's joint

Chopart

\shō-pȧr\play ,

François

(1743–1795), French surgeon. Chopart was a notable instructor of medicine and eventually became a professor of surgery. In 1792 he devised a method for amputating the forepart of the foot at the joint between the two rows of bones in the tarsus in cases involving diabetic gangrene. The joint was named in his honor by one of his students.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Chopart's joint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!