Tarsal bones

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 31 Jul 2022

The tarsal bones are the seven bones of the foot excluding the metatarsals and phalanges. They are collectively known as the tarsus. The seven bones are:

There are several mnemonics for the tarsals.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1
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  • Figure 2
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  • Figure 3a: muscle attachments (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 3b: muscle attachments (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 4: calcaneus (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 5: talus (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 6: cuboid (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 7: navicular (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 8: medial cuneiform (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 9: intermediate cuneiform (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 10: lateral cuneiform (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 11: foot (Gray's illustration)
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