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Which of the following best describes the relationship of the subtalar and transverse tarsal joints during the phases of gait?
Eversion of the subtalar joint locks the transverse tarsal joint
Transverse tarsal (Chopart) joint axes are parallel during heel strike
The calcaneus is in inversion throughout stance phase
Tibialis anterior concentrically contracts during stance phase
During push-off the foot becomes flexible due to eversion of the calcaneus
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Which of the following does NOT occur during the normal push-off stance of the gait cycle?
subtalar joint inversion
transverse tarsal joint locks
external rotation of the lower extremity
tightening of the plantar fascia
loosening of the spring ligament
Which of the following structures is the primary site of force transfer between the hindfoot and forefoot during the stance phase of gait?
Posterior tibial tendon
Anterior tibial tendon