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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Latest update on January 11, 2016 at 11:18 AM by christelle.b.