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COALITION, French law. By this word is understood an unlawful agreement among several persons, not to do a thing except on some conditions agreed upon.
     2. The most usual coalitions are, 1st. those which take place among master workmen, to reduce, diminish or fix at a low rate the wages of journeymen and other workmen; 2d. those among workmen or journeymen, not to work except at a certain price. These offences are punished by fine and imprisonment. Dict. de Police, h.t. In our law this offence is known by the name of conspiracy. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In spite of its rarity, it is hard to believe that in the physically demanding activity of professional dance a tarsal coalition could exist and remain overlooked for any period of time, especially in dancers dancing on pointe.
When a dancer is found to have decreased subtalar mobility with or without ankle pain, a rigid flatfoot (hyperpronation), or recurrent ankle sprains, clinicians should consider the possibility of a tarsal coalition in their differential diagnosis.
To obtain further knowledge of the prevalence, incidence, and results of treatment of tarsal coalition in dancers, a larger multicenter cohort study is needed.
Current concepts review: tarsal coalition. Foot Ankle Int.
Patients may also present with a rigid planovalgus foot, also called peroneal spastic flatfoot, however this occurs in a minority of patients and not the majority as often cited in early publications on tarsal coalition. (3) Our patient did present with moderate bilateral pes planus and moderate rear foot valgus.
Patients with tarsal coalition often present clinically after traumatic injury.
X-rays of the foot should be the first imaging modality selected for patients with suspected tarsal coalition. (10) Crim et al concluded that routine anterior-posterior and lateral x-rays are a sensitive screening test for both talocalcaneal and calcaneonavicular coalitions.
We also made note of "coalition-like" appearances, where there was close apposition of the bones, but they did not meet MR criteria for true tarsal coalition. Overall, there was a 7.0% (40/574) prevalence of "coalition-like" appearances, some with evidence of biomechanical stress.
Tarsal coalition: depiction and characterization with CT and MR imaging.
Rigid painful flatfoot secondary to tarsal coalition. Clin Orthop Rel Res.