Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Palpation of the calcaneocuboid joint and ligaments

The examiner places the interphaJangeal joint of his thumb on the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and aims in the direction of the midpoint between the two malleoli. The tip of the palpating thumb now lies exactly on the lateral calcaneocuboid ligament. In neutral position the joint line can clearly be ascertained. The ligament
can be felt when it is brought under tension during supination and adduction of the foot.

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