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The subtalar joint (Talocalcaneal joint; articulation of the calcaneus and astragalus; calcaneo-astragaloid articulation) between the calcaneus and talus are two in number—anterior and posterior:
The articular capsule envelops the joint, and consists for the most part of the short fibers, which are split up into distinct slips; between these there is only a weak fibrous investment.
The synovial membrane lines the capsule of the joint, and is distinct from the other synovial membranes of the tarsus.
Movements.—The movements permitted between the talus and calcaneus are limited to gliding of the one bone on the other backward and forward and from side to side.