Navicular bone

February 2017


Definition

Found in the foot, the navicular bone, or tarsal scaphoid, coupled with the cuboid and three cuneiform bones make up the anterior tarsus. Often compared to a boat shape, this bone has six distinct sides: the upper face, rear face, side, front, lower face, and medial side. Only three of them articulate with the other bones of the foot. Among the diseases that can affect the navicular bone are sprains, which occur in the ligaments, and, more rarely, fractures.

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