The adult tarsal navicular: Why it matters

Scott-Moncrieff, Andrew, Forster, Bruce B., Andrews, Gordon and Khan, Karim (2007) The adult tarsal navicular: Why it matters. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, 58 5: 279-285.

Author Scott-Moncrieff, Andrew
Forster, Bruce B.
Andrews, Gordon
Khan, Karim
Title The adult tarsal navicular: Why it matters
Journal name Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0846-5371
Publication date 2007-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 58
Issue 5
Start page 279
End page 285
Total pages 7
Place of publication Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Publisher Medicöpea
Language eng
Subject 110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging
Abstract The adult tarsal navicular is an integral part of the midfoot. Many unique pathological conditions affect its function, and while subtle in their presentation, they can be significant sources of pain and deformity. Recognition of these abnormalities in imaging is essential to obtaining prompt diagnoses and instigating early management interventions. In this pictorial essay, accessory ossicles, stress fractures, avascular necrosis, and tarsal coalitions involving the navicular will be discussed in terms of their characteristic imaging findings. Normal anatomy and biomechanical functional aspects of the navicular will be reviewed and multiple images from plain film, ultrasound, bone scan, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging will be presented. Improved familiarity with the adult tarsal navicular and its various abnormalities will enable radiologists to recognize its importance in the differential diagnosis of midfoot pathology.
Keyword Diagnostic imaging;
Stress fracture
Congenital abnormality
Q-Index Code CX

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