Mid-talar axis

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The mid-talar axis represents a line drawn down the longitudinal axis of the talus and can be drawn on lateral and DP radiographs. 

  • lateral view: line should bisect the shaft of the first metatarsal
  • DP view: line should intersect (or pass just medial to) the base of the first metatarsal

It can be used to measure:

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