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Navicular

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Description

  • Navicular derives its name from its resemblance to a small boat
    • Suggested by its concave proximal articular surface
  • Articulates with
  • Location
    • Uppermost portion of the arch of the foot
    • Often referred to as the 'keystone' of the arch[1]
  • Description
    • 6-sided, horseshoe-shaped disk
  • Soft tissue stabilizers

Actions


Vascular Supply

  • Branches of
  • Middle 1/3 receives its blood supply from anastamosis of the two arteries
    • Renders middle 1/3 largely avascular, making it vulnerable to stress fractures, non-union

Innervation


Clinical Significance


See Also


References

  1. Eichenholtz SN, Levine DB. Fractures of the tarsal navicular bone. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1964; 34:142-157.
Created by:
John Kiel on 30 September 2021 13:44:46
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30 September 2021 13:52:50
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