Anteater nose sign

Dr Ian Bickle and Dr Andrew Dixon et al.

The anteater nose sign refers to an anterior tubular prolongation of the superior calcaneus which approaches or overlaps the navicular on a lateral radiograph of the foot. This fancifully resembles the nose of an anteater and is an indication of calcaneonavicular coalition 1-2

History and etymology

The sign was first described by Oestreich et. al. in 1987 1.

See also

Inspired signs

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