Navicular bone

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The navicular bone (also called the navicular or scaphoid) is one of the one of the tarsal bones, found in the foot. Its name derives from the bone's resemblance to a small boat, caused by the strongly concave proximal articular surface.

It is located on the medial side of the foot, and articulates proximally with the talus, distally with the three cuneiform bones, and occasionally laterally with the cuboid.


The term navicular bone or hand navicular bone is sometimes used to describe the scaphoid bone, one of the carpal bones of the wrist.


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